Libya’s premier urges supporters to rally amid parliament spat

This undated photo shows Libyan Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah. (PHOTO / BLOOMBERG)

Libyan Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah urged supporters to demonstrate on Friday, as a parliamentary vote to withdraw confidence from his unity government risks a new political rift in the OPEC nation.

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Hailing “honorable” deputies in the parliament who voted against Tuesday’s motion, Dbeibah also told a small group of demonstrating supporters in the capital, Tripoli, later that day that “legitimacy will be yours, and you will decide in the elections” slated for December.