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Libyan Prime Minister Sarraj to Resign Soon, Officials Say

  • Sarraj plans to stay on in caretaker capacity until October
  • Libyan factions to meet in Geneva to decide on new government
Fayez al-Sarraj
Fayez al-SarrajSource: AFP via Getty Images
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Libya’s Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj plans to announce his resignation soon but will stay on in a caretaker capacity through negotiations for a new government in Geneva next month, according to officials familiar with his thinking.

With Turkey’s help, the internationally recognized premier, whose government controls only parts of western Libya, in June quashed a yearlong offensive on the capital by eastern commander Khalifa Haftar. But Tripoli has since descended into political infighting, and Sarraj has also faced pressure from a protest movement against corruption and poor services.