Officially-recognized Tobruk parliament has refused to support UN-backed government, seemingly at the bidding of controversial strongman Khalifa Haftar.

After months of delays to the voting process, Libya’s parliament has refused to endorse the Government of National Accord (GNA) appointed as part of the UN-brokered peace deal signed in December. The vote in the Tobruk-based House of Representatives (HOR), the country’s internationally recognized parliament, was a resounding...