Libyan political process tainted with bribes, UN report

Libyan political process tainted with bribes, UN report

At least three members of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum have been accused of receiving bribes to elect Abdel Hamid Dbeibah as prime minister, according to a report by the UN Panel of Experts on Libya.

One of the delegates to the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum appointed by the UN to elect a prime minister was making a repotted scandal in the lobby of a Tunis hotel when he discovered that his colleagues had been offered an offer near a half a million dollars in bribes, compared to just $ 200,000 given to him.

These accusations could call into question the election of Dbeibah. His list had obtained 39 votes against 34 to the list of his opponent, however given as favorite.

In February, the 75 people chosen by the UN to represent a broad spectrum of Libyan life chose an interim administration headed by billionaire Mr. Dbeibah and a three-member presidential council.

The profile of the 75 participants was also questioned. Among them is Hamid Dbebah’s brother-in-law, a very wealthy businessman from western Libya.

Hamid Dbeibah must now win a vote of confidence in his government from the Libyan Parliament by March 19.

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