Cairo thwarts Abdoulaye Bathily's Libya roadmap
The goal of the UNSMIL boss to create a high-level panel for the running of Libyan elections in 2023 is facing interference on several fronts, with Egypt the project's most fervent critic.
Plans for a new Libyan government drawn up by Aguila Salah Issa and Khaled al-Mishri promise political upheaval in Tripoli. Fathi Bashagha appears to be definitively out of the picture, while Prime Minister Abdelhamid Dabaiba faces increasing isolation on the domestic political scene.
The renewed fighting between Abdelhamid Dabaiba and Fathi Bachagha's respective camps on 27 and 28 August in Tripoli showed the limits of Recep Tayyip Erdogan's balancing act. The Turkish president has been trying to mediate between the sparring factions while looking after his own troops on the ground.
Breaking published on 30/07/22, 9:00 - Determined to remain at the head of the executive, Abdelhamid Dabaiba is keen to get into General Khalifa Haftar's good books. Africa Intelligence can reveal how Haftar's son travelled to Dubai to negotiate with the Prime Minister's missi dominici for several key positions in a future reshuffled government.
The speaker of the Libyan House of Representatives, Aguila Salah Issa, has not given up on trying to convince the leaders of the Tripolitan militias to allow Fathi Bashagha's government, which he supports, take up office in Tripoli.