Will PM Sarraj let go of power?
Writing for The Africa Report on 23 January, Samer Al-Atrush comments on Government of National Accord (GNA) PM Fayez Al-Sarraj’s unclear positioning as Libya stands on the brink of a new political phase as a result of the UN-led concertation on a political transition. Over the course of the past months, Al-Atrush recalls, Sarraj has appeared hesitant on his next steps in Libyan political affairs. In September 2020, he announced his intention to step down, only to postpone the so-called resignation a few weeks later. For some analysts, Sarraj’s volte-face could likely be the results of pressure from his connection with some of Tripoli’s armed groups and associated business interests.
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