The week ahead for February 17-23: Pervez Musharraf, PS4 and a fragile Libyan vote
A look at what’s coming up on the East Coast and around the world. This week, that includes dry faucets in India, a visit to Serbia and three Baltimore Blast games.
(Reuters) – Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan said on Friday the government was safe and security under control, dismissing a statement by a senior army official calling for the parliament to be suspended and the armed forces to “rescue” the country.
Major General Khalifa Haftar, a leading figure in the 2011 revolution against Muammar Gaddafi, called in a video statement for a presidential committee to govern until new elections in what he described as a “road map” rather than a coup bid.
Government officials quickly brushed off Haftar’s video, in which the grey-haired officer appeared in military uniform, as the work of a retired soldier with no backing within Libya’s armed forces.
But the confusion it provoked was a reminder of the fragility of Libya’s transition to democracy with its interim government and General National Congress or GNC parliament paralyzed by infighting among rival factions.