By Sami Zaptia.
London, 14 April 2016:
The president of the House of Representatives (HoR), Ageela Salah, has instructed the Central Bank of . . .[restrict]Libya (CBL) to continue dealing with the Interim Government of Prime Minister Abdullah Thinni based in Beida.
Salah did not name the Governor of the CBL nor did he specify which CBL he was directing his instructions to. However, since the Tripoli-based CBL has never been de facto under the control of the HoR, it is assumed that Salah’s instructions were aimed at the Beida-based CBL Governed by Ali Hibri.
Equally, by definition, Salah does not recognize Elkaber as CBL Governor since he recognizes Hibri in the Beida branch.
Salah said in his instructions that the CBL and local commercial banks should continue to take instructions from the Thinni government ‘’until a new government is granted a vote of confidence by the HoR’’.
Salah was referring to the fact that the proposed Government of National Accord (GNA) created by virtue of the UN-brokered Libyan Political Agreement (LPA), signed in Skhirat, Morocco on 17th December 2015, led by Prime Minister-designate Faiez Serraj – has yet to be granted a vote of confidence by the HoR.
The instructions by Salah and the HoR to the Beida CBL comes on the back of instructions yesterday given by the Abdelrahman Swehli-led High State Council in Tripoli to the Tripoli CBL to cease dealing with the ‘’expired’’ GNC and its Salvation Government of Tripoli. [/restrict]