Libya NTC headed for 'no confidence vote'

2012-04-16 22:27

Tripoli - Libya's interim government is heading towards a no-confidence vote due to its failure to organise the army and establish security, an official of the ruling National Transitional Council said on Monday.

Fathi Baja, who heads the political affairs committee, said 54 out of 73 active NTC members were ready to cast a no-confidence vote against interim Prime Minister Abdel Rahman al-Kib and his cabinet.

"They represent the majority and therefore the government could fall due to its failure to resolve important and outstanding issues," Baja told AFP.

A majority of two-thirds plus one is required for the cabinet to be dissolved.

NTC spokesperson Mohammed al-Harizi acknowledged that signatures were collected on the issue but stressed that no formal vote has been held.

"The issue still hasn't come to a vote and no decision has been taken on the sacking of the government," he said.

The main criticisms lobbied against the interim government, said Baja, were its "failure to address security issues, to reactivate the army, to integrate militias under a legitimate framework, and the wasting of public money."

  • Sipho - 2012-04-16 23:13

    well, the "people" have spoken FRED! 21STCENTURYAFRICAN!! they just are not saying the words that you want to hear!! all nato did was destabilize that country and ALL of africa under the disguise of protecting the citizens there. what a shame the idiot zuma was too stupid to know that when he voted for UNR1973!

      Fred - 2012-04-17 00:01

      So you would have the UNELECTED self-enriching crazy Moamar Gaddafi back in power? On the wrong side unfortunately as usual. How long did it take South Africa to stabilize after a similarly oppressive regime that also lasted decades?

      Sipho - 2012-04-17 02:23

      fred! the people of libya had ACCEPTED the theocracy of the al jamiyra of the gadaffi led libya! even during apartheid LIBYA was the richest country on the continent! the people of libya now know that NATO duped them and sided with a bunch of terrorist simply to destabilize their country. this is as good as it will ever get with the al-qaeda led TNC!that country is about to become another somalia. as for your so called elections? the people of libya wanted MUAMARR as the leader! NATO wanted him out and lied to the world. but as you can see from syria,they will never be allowed to get away with ILLEGAL REGIME CHANGE ever again! the military's of nato are now finished because russia and china will ever allow them to attack another country under ANY circumstances, IRAN INCLUDED!!

      Fred - 2012-04-17 03:02

      Your interpretation is faulty, to say the least. It's sad that you would disempower yourself to an UNELECTED NARCISSISTIC DICTATOR. And you place your trust in two regimes that have the worst human rights records of any country on Earth, and who are new to democracy. Thankfully the vast majority of Libyans, and Tunisians, and Egyptians think differently.

      Fred - 2012-04-17 04:52

      You must be thrilled about events in Syria then, where more ten thousand Syrians have been killed, Syrian families destroyed, tens of thousands detained, tortured and raped, and Syrian cities destroyed by another UNELECTED dictator, Bashar Assad. This is what happens when a dictator who has control of state resources is given free reign. Strange values you have, that's for sure.

  • AnthonyfromAfrica - 2012-04-17 04:30

    Sipho/Thatbrotherwhoknowsnothingaboutafrica, Libya====Democracy at work !!! You are an enemy of America-----Africa------Democracy !!!!

      Sipho - 2012-04-17 19:41 LOL!I like that!! democracy at work my butt! al-qaeda is in charge of that country now! if you believe your lies about "democracy at work" in libya? why dont you go up there and see for yourself? those al-qaeda arabs will chop your "INFEDEL" head off the moment they see you? your just a cyber regime change democract!

      Fred - 2012-04-17 20:12

      "The people wanted Moamar as their leader?" Did Tunisians want Ben Ali as their leader too, and Egyptians Mubarak? I don't think so. Clearly not. Ben Ali was the wisest, Moamar Gaddafi the most insane.

      Fred - 2012-04-17 20:14

      Leaders are elected not self-appointed Sipho

  • Melt Olckers - 2012-04-17 06:12

    This does not mean democracy failed in Libya. It just shows that the Libyans is willing to replace uneffective leaders. This can not be said about SA where people wil keep voting for incompetents who like to suck up to dictators.

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