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.