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Head of Libya’s GNA withdraws his resignation

The Head of the Libyan Presidential Council of the Government of National Accord (GNA) Fayez Al-Sarraj said on Friday he withdrew his decision to resign at the end of October.

Al-Sarraj will remain in office until the ongoing intra-Libyan political dialogue talks come to an end, Libyan GNA spokesman Galib Al-Zaklai said on Twitter.

This came a day after the High Council of State and the Tripoli-based House of Representatives urged Al-Sarraj to stay until a new presidential council is selected in order to avoid a political vacuum and for Libya’s stability.

The UN Support Mission in Libya also called on Al-Sarraj to postpone his decision, citing “reasons of higher interest.”

Al-Sarraj announced in September his willingness to hand over duties to the next executive authority no later than the end of October.

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