March 11, 2014
Mezran on Dismissal of Libyan Prime Minister
Divisions between Libya’s executive branch and its legislators was on display for Western, Arab, and UN diplomats who gathered in Rome last week to meet with Libyan leaders.
Two Libyan delegations turned up, according to Karim Mezran, a resident fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East who attended the Rome meeting: one from the GNC, and one led by Zeidan. The meeting was intended as a forum for explaining where assistance is needed most, Mr. Mezran wrote on the Atlantic Council’s website.
“Instead, the international community received a range of asks as expressed by [GNC President Nuri] Abu Sahmain and Zidan, who each delivered remarks, citing priorities that highlighted the growing chasm between the camps,” he wrote.