The Head of the High Council of State (HCS), Khaled Al-Mishri, stated that it was Khalifa Haftar who deliberately obstructed the consensus of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum in Geneva.

In media statements, he said that there is no logical justification for the bypass of the referendum on the draft constitution.

Al-Mishri added that Haftar sent his son to Geneva, specifically to pressure certain members of the LPDF to push for elections to take place without a constitution.

Al-Mishri further pointed out that LPDF has failed due to the tenacious attitude of certain parties on the forum, whose objective is to impose elections without specific conditions in the draft constitution regarding candidacy.

He called on Haftar to take off his military uniform, give up his foreign citizenship and settle his legal status regarding direct accusations of war crimes if he wants to run for the elections.