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Bouznika: Libyan parties ink deal on criteria for sovereign positions’ occupants

The Libyan High Council of State and the Tobruk-based House of Representatives’ delegations have signed a draft agreement on the criteria for appointments for sovereign positions as they locked off the second round of the Libyan Dialogue that is hosted by Bouznika in Morocco.

Tuesday’s inked deal is related to the implementation of Article 15 of the Skhirat Agreement which was signed on December 17, 2015, in Morocco.

“The House of Representatives consults with the High Council of State to reach consensus on the occupants of the leadership positions of the following sovereign positions: Governor of the Central Bank of Libya, Head of the Audit Bureau, Head of the Administrative Control Authority, Head of the Anti-Corruption Authority, President and members The High Electoral Commission, the President of the Supreme Court, and the Attorney General.” The article indicates in its first paragraph.

The second paragraph of the article stipulates that approval of two-thirds of the House of Representatives is required for appointments.

Because of the division in Libya between east and west regions, most of these sovereign institutions, if not all, have become divided, with two heads for each institution.

However, other non-sovereign institutions that could be subject to the same appointment mechanisms include the National Oil Corporation (NOC) and the Libyan Investment Authority, given their economic and financial weight and the intense competition over them.

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