Libyan parliament replaces rebel-held areas’ central bank chief

Move came after relations between civil war-torn country’s central banks worsened

Central Bank of Libya, Tripoli
The Central Bank of Libya, in Tripoli

Rebel-held areas in eastern Libya have a new central bank head, after the country’s parliament dismissed the previous incumbent, according to reports from the region.

Libya’s parliament voted to dismiss Ali Al-Hibri as the Central Bank of Libya’s deputy governor in late November, with some members of parliament alleging that he was corrupt.

The parliament, meeting in the Eastern city of Benghazi, subsequently appointed Maree Al-Barassi as the new deputy governor, Libya Update reported.


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