Mohammed Chouaib, head of delegation from the UN-recognized government in the eastern city of Tobruk, Libya, speaks to the media as he leaves a meeting near Rabat, Morocco, Thursday, July 2, 2015. (AP Photo/Abdeljalil Bounhar)
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U.N.-brokered talks between Libya's two rival governments hit a setback Thursday when one of the sides stayed away from the negotiations in Morocco, saying it needed more time for consultations.An armed alliance known as Libya Dawn took over the capital Tripoli and declared its own government last year, driving out the internationally recognized one and deepening anarchy and division in the oil-producing North African country.The U.N. proposal calls for a one-year government of national accord in which a council of ministers headed by a prime minister and two deputies would have executive authority.U.N. special envoy to Libya Bernardino Leon said last week there were still points that were not agreed by the parties, including a court decision challenging the legitimacy of the elected parliament and powers to be given to a second chamber.
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