Libyan interim Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah announced plans for elections in the summer as he rejected the east-based party parliament’s push to oust him.
Dbeiba, who run the government of National Unity (GNU) in west of the country, reiterated son wish of step down only after a national vote defying the eastern forces parliament the designation of former interior minister Fathi Bashagha to replace him as prime minister.
Dbeiba also said the GNU would hold legislative elections followed by a presidential election in June as he tries to slow the momentum of an offer led by parliament to replace him.
“The reckless course (of Parliament) menace to come back us for division and will inevitably be lead make war again,” he said.
Many Libyans fear the dispute will lead to back years of Split government before installing Dbeibah a year ago when administrations at war ruled in East and West.
like politics problems have intensified in in recent weeks, rival armed forces have mobilized in the capital, stoking fears of clashes.
political chaos in Libya has undermined an internationally backed peace plan aimed at ending the violence and division since the NATO-backed uprising in 2011 against former President Muammar Gaddafi.
This plan was to come to fruition in parliamentary and presidential elections in December, but the process collapsed soon before the scheduled time vote as rival factions argued over the rules and how to enforce them.
the parliament said Dbeibah term had expired with the date of the December elections and decided to establish a new temp worker government supervise a referendum on a provisional constitution and new elections within 14 months. The eastern base parliament appointed former interior minister Acting Fathi Bashagha prime minister.
Dbeibah said that the parliament itself is no longer valid some eight years after its creation elected and it’s longer schedule for elections aims to prolong its own position of power.
Speaker of Parliament Aguila Saleh, who like Dbeibah and Bashagha had been presidential candidates, has since spearheaded efforts to replace the unit government.
Bashagha and Dbeibah both have the support of rival armed groups in the Libyan capital.
The United Nations, Western powers and even some members of parliament called for Dbeibah remains in his role until the elections for which one new the date has not yet been set.