The acting mayor of Al-Bayda said on Saturday that the newly announced unity government is rejected by all municipalities in eastern Libya, calling all mayors to gather in his city's Martyr Square  today to denounce the government.

Ali Al-Trieki threatened that if their demands were not met, a military council would be announced.

Al-Trieki, a strong supporter of renegade General Khalifa Haftar, set next Friday, October 16, a deadline for Leon to change the names of the government completely or a military council to rule the state would be announced.

"The military council would save Libya from division," he claimed.

Leon's government has prompted widespread criticism and protests.