Prevailing climate of political uncertainty in Libya - December 26

While many voices among the international community, including Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt, and within Libya's Government of National Accord (GNA), reasserted their support for the Libyan Political Agreement (LPA), a climate of political uncertainty prevails in Libya since General Haftar proclaimed the end of the LPA on Dec 17, raising questions over the legitimacy of current Libyan institutions. Over the course of the reporting period, Whispering Bell also witnessed an increase in political tensions between Eastern and Western institutions over the appointment of a new governor for the Central Bank of Libya (CBL).

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General Haftar proclaims end of Skhirat Agreement - December 19

This week was marked by contradictory developments on the political scene as the Speaker of the House of Representatives (HoR) held talks with the head of the High National Election Commission (HNEC) regarding the organization of elections, while General Haftar proclaimed the end of the Skhirat Agreement on December 17 and the end of current Libyan institutions.

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High Council of State rejects revised LPA - November 28

Over  the  course  of  the  week,  tensions  between  Western  and  Eastern  Libyan  political  factions  continued  to  deepen  on  the  matter  of  amendments  to  the  Libyan  Political  Agreement  (LPA)  following  the  presentation  of  a  revised  version  by  UN  Special  Envoy  to  Libya,  Ghassan  Salame.  The  week  was  also  marked  by  calls  issued  by  Government  of  National  Accord  (GNA)  affiliated  PM  to  unify  the  two  central  banks  of  Libya,  in  an  attempt  to tackle the ongoing economic crisis. 

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