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Head of new Presidential Council arrives in Benghazi

The Head of the newly elected Presidential Council, Mohammed Menfi, arrived Thursday afternoon in Benghazi, eastern Libya, coming from Greece in a his first visit to the country since election on February 05.

Menfi said on Twitter that his visit to Benghazi aims to achieve national reconciliation and cooperation with all Libyan parties and social components to end people’s suffering.

Menfi also called on all Libyans to assume their responsibilities to face the ongoing challenges at this interim period in Libya’s history.

On Friday, Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF) members cast votes in Geneva and finally agreed to select the Head and members of the Presidential Council as well as the new Prime Minister of the Libyan executive authority that will lead the war-torn country to general elections on December 24, 2021.

After voting for individual candidates failed, four lists that included candidates for the top Libyan executive authority positions were presented as entities to run the executive authority in the upcoming interim period.

The winning list received 39 votes and it included Mohammed Menfi (representative of the east), as Head of the Presidential Council; Mossa Al-Koni, member representative of the south; Abdullah Al-Lafi, member representative of the west and Abdul-Hamid Dbeibah, as Prime Minister.  

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