On Friday, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called on the Libyan parties to maintain the stability of their country, and for his part, Prime Minister Abdel Hamid Dabaiba promised a new election law to resolve the political crisis.

This came in a statement issued by his spokesman, Stephane Dujarric, the day after the Tobruk House of Representatives (East) announced the selection of Fathi Pashagha as prime minister, in a step that portends a crisis in light of Dabaiba's adherence to the continuation of his government based on the outcomes of the political dialogue.

In the statement, Guterres reminded all Libyan institutions of the primary goal of organizing national elections as soon as possible to ensure respect for the political will of the 2.8 million citizens registered on the electoral lists.

The UN Secretary-General called on all parties and institutions to ensure that these vital decisions are taken in a transparent and agreed upon form.

Guterres' statement did not mention the names of the transitional prime minister (Dabaiba) and the prime minister appointed on Thursday (Baghasha).

He also did not repeat what his spokesman said Thursday that the United Nations continues to support Dabaiba as a transitional prime minister charged with running the country's affairs.

As a result of differences between official institutions regarding the electoral laws and the role of the judiciary in the electoral process, it was not possible to hold presidential elections last December 24, according to a road map under the auspices of the United Nations.

So far, no new date has been agreed for holding presidential and parliamentary elections that Libyans hope will contribute to ending the conflict in their oil-rich country.

Dabaiba clings to the premiership (Getty Images)

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For his part, the Prime Minister - in an interview with "Libya Al-Ahrar" TV on Friday - likened the parliament's selection of a new government to another attempt to enter Tripoli by force.

Dabaiba added, "I was, and still am, rejecting attempts to drag the Libyans into a new war. The people of Tripoli will defend themselves."

The prime minister promised to put in place a new election law to solve the political crisis in the country.

The interview came after an assassination attempt, from which Dabaiba escaped unharmed in the early hours of Thursday.

Dabaiba said that two "paid" people tried to kill him, without giving details of who was behind the alleged attack.

Reuters was unable to independently verify the details or speak to witnesses.

On the other hand, Bashagha expected the national unity government - headed by Dabaiba - to adhere to the principles of democracy and the peaceful transfer of power.

He said, "I thank the national unity government headed by Engineer Abdul Hamid al-Dabaiba, who took responsibility in a difficult period, and this is the democracy that guarantees and guarantees the peaceful transfer of power, and I am confident that the national unity government will be committed to these democratic principles."

The Libyan House of Representatives chose former Interior Minister Fathi Bashagha as the new head of the government (Reuters)

Egyptian support

For its part, Egypt announced its support for the selection of the former Minister of Interior (Bashagha) as the new prime minister, calling not to be drawn into any calls to resort to violence or force to spoil the current political efforts.

The Egyptian Foreign Ministry spokesman, Ahmed Hafez, said - in a statement - that his country "closely follows the developments of the situation in Libya, and believes that the course of settling the Libyan crisis remains in the hands of the Libyan people alone, without outside interference or dictates."

The statement added that Egypt appreciates the measures taken by the (Libyan) House of Representatives in consultation with the State Council in accordance with the Skhirat Agreement, stressing that the Libyan House of Representatives is the elected legislative body that expresses the people and grants legitimacy to the executive authority and exercises its oversight role over it.

He pointed out that Egypt "is continuing its communication with all Libyan parties with the aim of bringing their views closer, ensuring the preservation of the country's security and stability, meeting the aspirations of the Libyan people, supporting comprehensive national reconciliation efforts, and unifying Libyan institutions, as it continues its efforts within the framework of its co-chairmanship of the Economic Working Group." Libyan".

The spokesman expressed "Egypt's confidence in the ability of the new Libyan government to achieve these goals in a manner that preserves Libya's unity and sovereignty over its territory and achieves its security, in addition to controlling internal conditions, preparing the atmosphere for holding elections, and implementing all the requirements of the road map."

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