The Libyan House of Representatives (HoR) referred the draft budget of 2022 filed by Fathi Bashagha's government, which was mandated by the HoR to replace the Government of National Unity of Abdul Hamid Dbeibah, to the financial committee for approval or disapproval.

The HoR convened on Monday in Tobruk with the first deputy speaker, Fawzi Al-Nuwairi, as the chairman, according to HoR spokesman Abdullah Blehiq, who said the session saw discussions on the 2022 budget before suspending the session to Tuesday to review the results of the constitutional committee after Cairo meetings.

Sources close to the House of Representatives confirmed that the session's attendance did not even reach the quorum for voting on the budget, as the number of attendees did not exceed 50, while a number of them had expressed their dismay at the amount of the budget given the short period of the government's mandate.

Bashagha’s government announced on Thursday that it had referred Libya’s draft budget to the HoR for approval, saying the budget amounted to over 94.8 billion Libyan dinars (about 20 billion US dollars).