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Aguila Saleh Issa Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aguila_Saleh_Issa

Aguila Saleh Issa
عقيلة صالح عيسى
Aguila Salah Issa - 2020 (cropped).jpg
Aguila Salah Issa in July 2020
Speaker of the House of Representatives of Libya
Assumed office
5 August 2014
PresidentNouri Abusahmain
Fayez al-Sarraj
Mohamed al-Menfi
Prime MinisterAbdullah al-Thani
Abdul Hamid Dbeibeh
Preceded byAbu Bakr Baira (Acting)
Head of State of Libya
In office
5 August 2014* – 15 March 2021
Preceded byAbu Bakr Baira (Acting)
Succeeded byMohamed al-Menfi
Personal details
Born (1944-01-11) 11 January 1944 (age 78)
Al Qubbah, Libya
Political partyIndependent
*Issa's term was disputed by Nouri Abusahmain until 31 March 2016 then by Fayez al-Sarraj.

Aguila Saleh Issa (Arabic: عقيلة صالح عيسى; born January 11, 1944[1]) is a Libyan jurist and politician who is the Speaker of the Libyan House of Representatives since 5 August 2014. He is also a representative of the town of Al Qubbah, in the east of the country.[2][3][4]

Biography[edit]

Aguila Saleh Issa was born on January 11, 1944, in the town of Al Qubbah, Libya.

Following the 2014 Libyan Parliamentary election, Aguila Saleh Issa was elected as parliament speaker, but was forced to flee to Tobruk along with the rest of the Libyan House of Representatives after Tripoli was seized by militias.[5]

On February 20, 2015, Aguila Saleh Issa's residence was the target of bombing by ISIL militants in the town of Al Qubbah. In what became known as Al Qubbah bombings, bombs also targeted a petrol station and a police station. It was one of the deadliest attacks in Libya since the end of the 2011 civil war, resulting in a total of at least 40 people killed, although it was not clear how many died in the attack on his residence. ISIL said that the attacks were carried out in retaliation for the 2015 Egyptian military intervention in Libya.[6]

On September 20th, 2021, Saleh announced his intention to temporarily withdraw from parliament in order to run as a candidate for president in the 2021 Libyan general election.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CV of House of Representatives president Ageela Issa". Libya Herald. 5 August 2014. Retrieved 7 August 2014.
  2. ^ "Ageela Issa elected as president of House of Representatives". Libya Herald. 5 August 2014. Retrieved 6 August 2014.
  3. ^ "Jurist elected Libya parliament speaker". Middle East Online. 5 August 2014. Archived from the original on 8 August 2014. Retrieved 6 August 2014.
  4. ^ "New Parliament Elects East Libya Jurist As Speaker". Haberler. 5 August 2014. Retrieved 6 August 2014.
  5. ^ "Key players of the Libya crisis". alaraby. Retrieved 2019-09-21.
  6. ^ "Libya violence: Islamic State attack 'kills 40' in al-Qubbah". BBC. 20 February 2015. Retrieved 21 February 2015.
  7. ^ Filseth, Trevor (2021-11-18). "Libyan Parliament Speaker Enters Presidential Race". The National Interest. Retrieved 2021-11-22.
Political offices
Preceded by President of the House of Representatives of Libya
2014–present
Incumbent