TRIPOLI Jan 21 Libya's Islamist Justice and
Construction Party, the second largest force in parliament, said
on Tuesday its five ministers would resign from Prime Minister
Ali Zeidan's government, including the oil minister.
Resignations by the JCP, which repeatedly failed to secure a
vote of no-confidence against Zeidan, complicate efforts to
overcome deadlock in the General National Congress (GNC) and
stabilise Libya two years after the fall of Muammar Gaddafi.
"Zeidan failed in his duty to provide security, and to
deliver in the electricity and oil sectors," Nizar Kawan, a
leading JCP member, said in a statement. "We had asked for a
withdrawal of confidence, but some don't understand the danger
of the stage we are at now."
(Reporting by Ghaith Shennib; writing by Patrick Markey;
editing by Mark Heinrich)