Awad Barasi resigns as Deputy Prime Minister


Second Deputy Prime Minister Awad Barasi resigned his Cabinet post late on Saturday evening in an announcement in Benghazi without informing Prime Minister Ali Zeidan in advance. The prime minister has accepted the resignation.

Barasi described the government as “dysfunctional” and said that he was standing down because of “a security breakdown and assassinations linked to the cabinet’s policies” according to the state-run news agency LANA.

Barasi is a member of the Justice and Construction Party (J&C) which is linked to the Muslim Brotherhood.

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