National reconciliation uncertain in spite of LPDF appointment
Quoted in a Financial Times article by Heba Saleh published on 5 February, Libya analyst Tim Eaton commented on the appointmentt by the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF) of Abdul Hameed Dabaiba as the new Prime Minister for Libya and Mohammad Menfi as the President of the three-man Presidential Council. Eaton warns while representing a positive development, the appointment of this transitional body does not signify that Libya has completed its national reconciliation process. As many have indeed expressed, uncertainty remains on whether this UN-brokered arrangement will allow for a true stabilisation of Libya’s political and social tensions.
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