In a Feb. 25 press conference, Libya’s newly designated Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah failed to name his Cabinet members as expected. Instead, he said he has submitted his criteria for selecting the individual ministers to the House of Representatives to get its approval. He might follow this strategy to avoid any controversy releasing the names before he presents his draft of the Government of National Unity to parliament for a vote of confidence.
Forming a unity government in a divided Libya is a challenge. Dbeibah said his team “received 3,000 nominations” for ministerial jobs — an average of 100 nominees for each portfolio in a Cabinet of 30 ministries.