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Libyan government rejects UN power-sharing proposal

Published 19/10/2015 | 20:41

Libya's government has rejected power-sharing proposals
Libya's government has rejected power-sharing proposals

Libya's internationally recognised government has rejected a UN proposal for a power-sharing arrangement with rival Islamist-led authorities that was intended to bring peace to the north African nation.

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Farraj Abu Hashem, spokesman for the internationally recognised parliament, said today that they will not sign the agreement to form a unity government because the UN refused to exclude amendments added by the Islamist authorities without their consent.

Libya slid into chaos after the 2011 toppling and killing of long-time dictator Muammar Gaddafi.

The internationally recognised government is confined to the far east while a rival Islamist-led government is based in the capital, Tripoli.

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