Libya parliament approves new UN road map

Libya’s parliament has voted in favor of the UN’s new action plan, which gives renewed life to stalled political talks and aims at healing divisions, AP reported. Abdullah Ablahig, spokesman for the Libyan House of Representatives based in the eastern city of Tobrouk, said that parliament convened Tuesday and gave its consensus to new UN envoy Ghassan Salame’s road map. According to the new plan, Libya will have a smaller presidential council with fewer authorities while a new government will be formed before a national conference is held in Libya. The plan paves the way for parliamentary and presidential elections.