Former Libyan PM Khalifa al-Ghwell makes low-key visit to the Elysée
Khalifa al-Ghwell is preparing to return to the fronts lines of the Libyan political scene and play a leading role against the current Prime Minister.
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.
The Turkish president wants to host a meeting between the speaker of the Libyan House Of Representatives, Aguila Salah Issa, and the chairman of the High Council of State, Khaled al-Mishri, along with representatives of the main countries involved in the crisis on 21 July.
Former interior minister Fathi Bachagha, whom the eastern House of Representatives elected as prime minister earlier this month, should find solid support in Tripoli to ensure the resignation of the incumbent Abdelhamid Dabaiba. Failing that, Libya could again end up with two rival executives.