Libya PM acknowledges government failure

Various parliamentary blocs have recently been in talks aimed at reaching an agreement on withdrawing confidence from the government.

Libya PM acknowledges government failure

World Bulletin / News Desk

Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan on Tuesday acknowledged that his government had failed to halt ongoing security deterioration in the country.

"The performance of the administrative and executive authorities is very slow and confuses the cabinet," Zeidan told a press conference.

He attributed recent violence and assassinations to "the proliferation of weapons" in the North African country.

Libyans have struggled to restore order to their country since the death of strongman Muammar Gaddafi in late 2011.

The transitional government and its security forces, meanwhile, have struggled to contain the armed militias that helped overthrow Gaddafi but which held onto their weapons after the 2011 uprising.

The Libyan premier said a cabinet reshuffle was likely in ten days, "unless confidence is withdrawn from the government."

"Several ministers have asked not to remain at their posts for personal reasons, in addition to the need to replace some ministers," he said.

Various parliamentary blocs have recently been in talks aimed at reaching agreement on withdrawing confidence from the government and amending the bylaws that regulate the General National Congress.

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