Recognised parliament extends its mandate
Libya’s internationally recognised and elected parliament (House of Representatives – HOR), which is currently based in Tobruk, has extended its mandate.
The mandate was due to run out on 20th October but because of the ongoing conflict in Libya and the presence of another parliament, called the General National Council (GNC) the decision has been taken to extend the mandate until a newly elected body can be put in place. However, that move is further complicated by the ongoing UN-backed negotiations in Geneva which is trying to find a solution to bring the two parliaments into a national unity government. Both parliaments are backed by armed militia and ISIL is also a present threat in the country.