By Libya Herald reporter.
Tunis, 27 January 2016:
Presidency Council members Ali Gatrani and Omar Aswad who suspended their membership of the nine-man body last week . . .[restrict]have now ended their boycott. The move follows yesterday’s appeal to them to do so from the House of Representatives when it rejected the Council’s proposed 32-ministry government.
Aswad suspended his membership over the way the government was selected, claiming that it had been done illegally. Gatrani, who is close to General Khalifa Hafter, resigned over supplementary Article No. 8 of the Libya Political Agreement, under which the Presidency Council is supposed to appoint or reappoint heads of major military, security and civilian posts within 20 days of assuming office. Gatrani considered it an anti-Hafter move.
Aswad said that he had reversed his decision because the reasons no longer applied with the HoR’s ejection of the government. He called on other Council members to join him and Gatrani in an emergency meeting to pave the way for national reconciliation. [/restrict]