Libyan PM Abdullah al-Thani resigned hours after peace talks restarted

During the talk show Al-Thani faced a bombardment of angry questions from citizens, who blamed him and his government for the lack of basic services such as electricity and security in areas it controls.

Created On: Aug 13, 2015 15:30 IST

Prime Minister of Libya Abdullah al-Thani on 12 August 2015 announced his resignation during a live telecast. He announced his resignation hours after fraught peace talks between the country's rival factions restarted.

UN-sponsored round of peace talks between Libya's warring factions that started on 12 August 2015 in Switzerland's Geneva aimed at creating a unity government, with representatives of the powerful Tripoli parliament joining the negotiations, ended without any resolution.

Since fall of Moamer Kadhafi, Libya has plunged into chaos as two rival parliaments vying for power. On the other hand, several militia groups are also battling for control of the country's vast resource wealth.

At present, the elected government led by Al-Thani is working from a small eastern city near the border with Egypt. Rest part of the country including the capital Tripoli is being controlled by an Islamist militia alliance.

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