Libyan parliament speaker declares eastern central bank head as overall governor

BY Reuters | ECONOMIC | 07/01/22 10:52 AM EDT

BENGHAZI, Libya, July 1 (Reuters) - Libya's eastern-based parliament speaker, Aguila Saleh, has issued a letter telling the government and state institutions to recognise Ali al-Hibri, the head of the eastern Central Bank of Libya branch, as the bank's designated overall governor.

The letter, dated Tuesday but made public on Friday, marks a step away from two years of efforts to reunify Libyan state institutions divided by years of conflict, after months of worsening political stalemate over control of government.

(Reporting by Ayman al-Warfali and Angus McDowall; Editing by Andrew Heavens)

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