High Council of State (Libya)
High Council of State
المجلس الأعلى للدولة
|Founded||5 April 2016|
First Deputy Chairman
Second Deputy Chairman
| Members of the GNC appointed after 2014 (134)|
Members of the GNC elected in 2012 (11)
|Appointed by the General National Congress|
|Radisson Blu Al Mahary Hotel|
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The High Council of State, (Arabic: المجلس الأعلى للدولة), also known as the Supreme Council of State, is an advisory body for Libya formed under the terms of the Libyan Political Agreement which was signed on 17 December 2015. The agreement resulted from United Nations supported peace talks and has been unanimously endorsed by the Security Council. The High Council of state is able to advise the interim Government of National Accord (GNA) and the House of Representatives (HoR) and can express a binding opinion on these bodies under certain circumstances. The members of the council will be nominated by the General National Congress.
The council moved into the headquarters of the former General National Congress, at the Rixos Al Nasr Convention Centre, on 22 April 2016.
On 21 September 2016, the High Council of State took legislative powers.
On 10 October 2016, the Rixos Al Nasr Convention Centre was attacked by gunmen loyal to the GNC. On 15 October 2016, forces loyal to the GNC took over the building and announced the return of the Ghawil cabinet. Then, fighting occurred between Sarraj loyalists and Ghawil forces. Following these clashes, the council once again took up residence in the Radisson Blu Al Mahary Hotel.
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