One of Libya’s Two Opposing Governments Steps Down to Stop Further Violence

One of two rival governments in Libya has announced that it is stepping down, Justice ministry announced this less than a week after the arrival in Tripoli of a un-backed national unity government.

The Tripoli-based, islamist-backed administration said it was standing down to prevent further bloodshed.

The deal saw the formation of a nine-member presidency council, which includes the unity Prime Minister Fayez Sarraj.

Since 2014, Libya has had two competing administrations, the one in Tripoli backed by powerful militias and the other in the port city of Tobruk.

The Tobruk-based administration, formed by the House of Representatives, still opposes the un-backed body backed national unity government will restore stability in war-ravaged Libya

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