The House of Representatives (HoR) endorsed in its session in Benghazi on Tuesday the roadmap emanating from the 6+6 joint committee formed by the HoR and the High Council of State (HCS).
The HoR Speaker, Aqila Saleh, said that the roadmap was approved and that the HoR possessed the authority to grant confidence to the government, adding that "Confidence is given to the government on the basis of its project and method of work."
Saleh announced the opening of the door for candidacy for the presidency of the new government for a period of 20 days from the date of approving the roadmap. A candidate for the prime minister's position needs to obtain the endorsement of 15 members of the HoR and 10 members of the HCS.
The Speaker of the HoR said that what was issued in the June 26 session was invalid, stressing in a speech at the end of the HoR session on Tuesday that "the Speaker is responsible for the HoR's commitment to the constitutional declaration and the law."
In the June 26 session, which was attended by a small number of MPs and chaired by the second deputy speaker, the HoR voted to select the president and members of the Constitutional Court and to appoint Khalid Al-Mabrouk as the Head of the Administrative Control Authority, and Ahmed Abridan as the Head of the National Planning Council.
About 40 MPs protested against those decisions and the legality of the June 26 session, threatening to boycott the HoR's sessions and to hold parallel sessions in the capital, Tripoli, saying that the June 26 session was invalid.