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The High Council of State, ( ar, المجلس الأعلى للدولة, ''al majlis al'aelaa lildawla''), is an advisory body for
Libya Libya (; ar, ليبيا, Lībiyā), officially the State of Libya ( ar, دولة ليبيا, Dawlat Lībiyā), is a country in the Maghreb region in North Africa bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, Egypt to Egypt–Libya border, th ...

Libya
formed under the terms of the
Libyan Political Agreement The Libyan House of Representatives (HoR) ( ar, مجلس النواب, translit=Majlis al-Nuwaab, translation=Council of Deputies) is the legislature of Libya resulting from the 2014 Libyan parliamentary election, which had an 18% turnout. In la ...
which was signed on 17 December 2015. The agreement resulted from United Nations supported peace talks and has been unanimously endorsed by the
Security Council The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) is one of the six principal organs of the United Nations The United Nations (UN) is an intergovernmental organization that aims to maintain international peace and international security, sec ...
. The High Council of state is able to advise the interim
Government of National Accord The Government of National Accord ( ar, حكومة الوفاق الوطني) was an interim government A provisional government, also called an interim government, an emergency government, or a transitional government, is an emergency governme ...
(GNA) and the
House of Representatives House of Representatives is the name of legislative bodies A legislature is a deliberative assembly A deliberative assembly is a gathering of members (of any kind of collective) who use parliamentary procedure Parliamentary procedure is ...
(HoR), currently based in
Tobruk Tobruk or Tobruck ( grc, Αντίπυργος, Antipyrgus) (; ar, طبرق, Tubruq ''Ṭubruq''; also Transliteration, transliterated as ''Tobruch'' and ''Tubruk'') is a port city on Libya's eastern Mediterranean Sea, Mediterranean coast, near th ...
, and can express a binding opinion on these bodies under certain circumstances. The members of the council were nominated by remaining members of the
General National Congress The General National Congress or General National Council (GNC; ar, المؤتمر الوطني العام, Berber language, Berber: Agraw Amuran Amatay) was the Legislature, legislative authority of Libya for two years following the end of the ...
who in 2014 were not elected to the HoR.


History

The council met for the first time on 27 February 2016 and it was formally established at a ceremony at the Radisson Blu Al Mahary Hotel in Tripoli on 5 April 2016. The council moved into the headquarters of the former General National Congress, at the Rixos Al Nasr Convention Centre, on 22 April 2016. On 31 August 2016, a 94-member rival High Council of State was proclaimed in
Benghazi () , ; it, Bengasi; tr, Bingazi; ber, Bernîk, script=Latn; also: ''Bengasi'', ''Benghasi'', ''Banghāzī'', ''Binghāzī'', ''Bengazi''; grc, Βερενίκη (') and '., group=note (''lit. Son of he'') is a city in . Located on the in t ...
and its members wanted to join the official body. On 21 September 2016, the High Council of State took legislative powers. On 10 October 2016, the Rixos Al Nasr Convention Centre was attacked by gunmen loyal to the GNC. On 15 October 2016, forces loyal to the GNC took over the building and announced the return of the Ghawil cabinet. Then, fighting occurred between Sarraj loyalists and Ghawil forces. Following these clashes, the council once again took up residence in the Radisson Blu Al Mahary Hotel.


Chairman of the High Council

Saleh al-Makhzoum Saleh () or Salih (; ar, صَالِحٌ, Ṣāliḥ, lit=Pious) is a prophet mentioned in the Quran who prophesied to the tribe of Thamud in pre-Islamic Arabia, ancient Arabia, before the lifetime of Muhammad. The story of Saleh is linked to t ...
served as the first deputy chairman and Muhammed Imazzeb served as second deputy chairman under Sewehli. They were replaced by Naji Mukhtar and Fawzi Aqab, respectively, during the tenure of al-Mishri.


See also

*Presidential Council (Libya) *
Government of National Accord The Government of National Accord ( ar, حكومة الوفاق الوطني) was an interim government A provisional government, also called an interim government, an emergency government, or a transitional government, is an emergency governme ...
*House of Representatives (Libya)


References


External links


High Council of State - Official Facebook feed
(Arabic)
High Council of State - Official Facebook feed
(English) {{DEFAULTSORT:Politics Of Libya Government of Libya Politics of Libya Political organizations based in Libya