Libyan parliament rejects UN-backed unity government

A member of Libya's internationally recognized parliament says it has rejected a U.N.-sponsored unity government and political agreement with rival authorities based in the capital, Tripoli.

House of Representatives member Essa al-Areibi says 90 out of 140 members who attended Monday's session rejected the unity Cabinet and 84 rejected the political agreement.

The unity government and agreement were the result of months of negotiations, and were backed by some members of both rival factions.

Libya has fallen into chaos since the 2011 toppling and killing of longtime dictator, Moammar Gadhafi.