In the midst of a parliament call to dismiss Libya’s prime minister, he prepares to make a summer election

Libya’s interim Prime Minister has announced a plan for elections in the summer as he seeks to stay in office despite a push by parliament to dislodge him in favor of a new government.

Abdulhamid al-Dbeibah, who heads the Government of National Unity (GNU) in the west of the country, repeated his vow to step down only after a national vote, defying the eastern-based parliament’s designation of former Interior Minister, Fathi Bashagha, to replace him as Prime Minister.

Mr. Dbeibah also said the GNU would hold a parliamentary election followed by a presidential election in June as he attempts to slow the momentum of a bid spearheaded by parliament to replace him.