Six ministers quit Libya's interim cabinet citing 'bias'

The ministers of industry, labor, planning, education, water resources and war victims' affairs all resigned on Wednesday citing perceived bias on the part of the government towards one particular party to the conflict.

Six ministers quit Libya's interim cabinet citing 'bias'

World Bulletin / News Desk

Six ministers in Libya's interim cabinet have resigned in protest over what they describe as government bias toward a "certain party" to the country's current conflict – without specifying the party in question.

The ministers of industry, labor, planning, education, water resources and war victims' affairs all resigned on Wednesday citing perceived bias on the part of the government towards one particular party to the conflict, according to Libya's official news agency.

"The resignations were prompted by the government's siding with one of Libya's rival groups and its failure to tackle a number of issues," resigned industry minister Suleiman al-Latif told the Al-Nabaa television channel.

He went on to assert that the government was taking policy decisions without ministers' knowledge, declining to elaborate further.

Libya has recently witnessed heavy fighting between a loosely organized national army and local militias that held onto their weapons following a bloody uprising in 2011 that ended the rule of strongman Muammar Gaddafi.

Last Mod: 27 Ağustos 2014, 15:58
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