Libya's elected parliament votes to extend own mandate: lawmaker

October 5, 2015 6:54 PM

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BENGHAZI, Libya Libya's elected parliament voted on Monday to extend its mandate beyond its Oct. 20 expiry, a lawmaker said, in a move likely to complicate U.N. attempts to end a crisis between the country's two rival governments.

Libya is caught up in conflict between its recognized government with an elected parliament, and a rival self-declared government, each backed by competing armed factions.

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