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).
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.
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.