Canada Libya: Tensile situation after the postponement of the Prime Minister's visit to Benghazi

06:30  28 april  2021
06:30  28 april  2021 Source:   rfi.fr

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The incident that prevented the visit of the Acting Libyan Prime Minister in Benghazi Sunday, April 25 awakes the fears of a return to the departure box in Libya. The postponement of this visit occurred as a result of a dispute regarding the safety of the airport in Benghazi when the government arrives. Under the control of the forces of Khalifa Hatar, the airport security officials refused to delegate this mission to Tripoli.

Since this incident, the tension has mounted a notch between the two rival camps that had reached a political agreement last fall. For the first time since the installation of the Government of National Union at the end of March, a chain of hostile declarations took place.

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Since its election by the Libyan political forum, last February, at the head of an interim government Abdelhamid Dbeibah has been able to restore a semblance of confidence in Libyans who then hated a corrupt and gangrenious political class by struggles for power.

" Calm the game "

It avoided many traps and managed to obtain the confidence of Parliament in its governmental training. But the expectations of Libyans are enormous and challenges too. His meeting with the strong man, Khalifa Hatar was expected as much as he had not moved to Benghazi for the passing of power with the East Government, which had been reproached for him.

The postponement of his visit this time has thrown oil on the fire. "It's an irresponsible way" vis-à-vis Benghazi announced Khaled Tordjoman, head of a political party of this city. For its part, the Deputy Prime Minister accuses Marshal Hatar forces to ban members of the government to tread Benghazi's soil.

rare were the voices that called the government to "calm the game" or "use of wisdom".

According to several observers, all this is only the illustration of what is at the origin of the Libyan crisis: a fierce struggle of armed groups for legality and power.

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