No choice but a Dabaiba administration?

Issue 453 - 28 Jan 2022 - By John Hamilton

In a polity with no choices, inertia rules. On 25 January, the Tobruk-based House of Representatives (HOR) voted to give itself exclusive responsibility for choosing a new government to replace the one led by Abdel Hamid Al-Dabaiba. The decision opens the way to another lengthy constitutional impasse as it is unlikely the HOR has either the muscle or the credibility to eject the incumbent administration or to put its own appointees into the main ministerial portfolios in Tripoli.

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