Omar al-Hassi

Omar al-Hassi (Arabic: عمر الحاسي‎) is a Libyan politician. He was the prime minister of the General National Congress-led National Salvation Government in Tripoli.[1]

Omar al-Hassi
عمر الحاسي
Prime Minister of the National Salvation Government of Libya
In office
6 September 2014 – 31 March 2015*
PresidentNouri Abusahmain
Preceded byAbdullah al-Thani
Succeeded byKhalifa al-Ghawil
Personal details
Born1949 (age 70–71)
*Hassi's premiership was disputed by Abdullah al-Thani.

BiographyEdit

He is professor of strategic planning at University of Benghazi and president of The Middle East and Mediterranean Peace Research Institute.[2]Omar al-Hassi founded with Dr. Mahmoud Refaat on May 12, 2018, The International Action Group for Peace in Libya.

Al-Hassi was the runner-up on April 29, 2014, in the first round of the Libyan parliament's disputed voting for prime minister. The proceedings were later declared illegal by the Supreme Court. He was set to run against Ahmed Maiteeq when gunmen stormed the parliament to prevent a second round vote from taking place on April 29.[3] He served as Prime Minister of the western National Salvation Government from September 6, 2014 to March 31, 2015.

On March 31, 2015, the GNC announced that al-Hassi had been fired due to unspecified accusations by an auditor and friction with fellow Tripoli officials.[4] Some reports suggested without providing evidence that he lied to legislators about the government's fiscal situation.[5] Al-Hassi said he would consult with his "revolutionary partners," an apparent reference to armed groups that have supported him, before determining whether to accept his dismissal, which he said was made illegally.[6]

On 1 December 2016, he announced the formation of the High Council of Revolution, which some claimed was a parallel executive body, but this grouping from its establishment refers to itself as the Free Patriots Assembly.[7][8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Libya's ex-parliament reconvenes, appoints Omar al-Hasi as PM". Reuters. Retrieved 19 January 2015.
  2. ^ "Libya's Islamists: Who They Are - And What They Want". Wilson Center. 8 August 2017.
  3. ^ Ahmed Elumami, "Gunmen storm Libyan parliament, stop lawmakers' vote on next PM," Reuters (Apr 29, 2014). Retrieved 15.02.2015.
  4. ^ Daragahi, Borzou (31 March 2015). "Tripoli authority sacks prime minister". Financial Times. Retrieved 31 March 2015.
  5. ^ "Libya Tripoli-based parliament sacks PM al-Hassi". Deutsche Welle. 31 March 2015. Retrieved 31 March 2015.
  6. ^ Daragahi, Borzou (1 April 2015). "Head of Libya's Islamist-backed government rejects dismissal". Financial Times. Retrieved 1 April 2015.
  7. ^ "Former SG Prime Minster forms High Council of Revolution - The Libya Observer". www.libyaobserver.ly.
  8. ^ "High Council of Revolution founded to vie for power in Tripoli". 1 December 2016.
Political offices
Preceded by
Abdullah al-Thani
Prime Minister of Libya
Disputed

2014–2015
Succeeded by
Khalifa al-Ghawil
Disputed