By Libya Herald reporters.
Tripoli, 11 December 2016:
Wadi Shatti House of Representatives member Busalah Shalabi has been elected vice-president of the Arab Parliament.
Shalabi was chosen yesterday at an election in Cairo, along with three other vice-presidents, (also known as deputy speakers) two from Bahrain and one from Oman.
The Arab Parliament created by the Arab League began operating in 2004. Based in Damascus until 2012 when it moved to Cairo, the parliament aims to be more than a talking shop. One of its concerns has been to counter the radicalisation of young people by involving them in the political process. It was on such a mission that HoR president Ageela Saleh was in Sharm El-Shaikh in February for a meeting of fellow Arab parliamentary speakers.
This October, Saleh was back in the Egyptian resort for the parliament’s 2016 session, which for the first time included a joint session with the Pan-African parliament, the legislative body of the African Union.