” Government of National Unity ” Unveils New Emblem and Confirms Official Name |
Through Sami Zaptia.
London, February 26, 2021:
During a live press conference yesterday by the Prime Minister-designate of the Government of National Unity (GNU) Abd Alhamid Aldabaiba, the emblem and official name of the designated government were confirmed.
The new government will indeed be called the “Government of National Unity (GNU)”.
The name has been included on the emblem in Arabic and English – to avoid confusion in the translation. Arabic can be – and has been – translated as government of national unity. The same confusion occurred with the National Transitional Council / National Transitional Council (CNT / TNC) in 2011/2012.
Notably, the name of the new government was also included in tamazight (Thamazighth, Tamasheq, Tamajaq, Tamahaq) the language of the indigenous Amazigh minority of Libya whose presence predates the Arabs in Libya. This sends a very inclusive signal from the GNU, and contrasts sharply with the Eastern administration and Khalifa Hafter who project an exclusivist policy towards the Amazighs.
A public competition of 5000 DL had been launched and won by the revealed design of the badge.
During the press conference, the GNU Media Department warned that it still did not have official Facebook or Twitter accounts and that those online were fake pages. The Libya Herald urged the media department to report them to Facebook / Twitter.
They told the Libya Herald that they plan to take over the pages of the current and outgoing Presidency Council led by Faiez Serraj and the Government of National Accord (GNA) – once they are approved by parliament.