Al-Mishri says parties coming to power by political deal should leave by one

Al-Mishri says parties coming to power by political deal should leave by one

December 07, 2022 - 11:08
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The Head of the High Council of the State (HCS), Khalid Al-Mishri, said on Monday that the parties that came to power through elections will leave via elections, adding that those who came with a political agreement will leave with one.

Al-Mishri's statement came in a tweet following the 82nd session of the HCS in Tripoli, where the HCS agreed to work in line with the House of Representatives (HoR) on the constitutional basis and the mechanism for selecting incumbents of state sovereign positions, in addition to the procedures of the mechanism for unifying the executive authority.

Al-Mishri's statement come in response to what the Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah said on rejecting any solutions other than elections to change the executive authority.

During his speech at the first national meeting of  "Mukhtars" (Local towns' chiefs) of Libya in  Tripoli on Monday, Dbeibah called for holding elections in the country, stressing that there is no other way for the Libyans to solve the current political crisis other than moving towards drafting a constitution that satisfies everyone, and holding general elections."

"We are on the way to elections and nothing else. We seek through our visits to countries to establish a constitution that's acceptable by all Libyans in order to hold elections." He said.

Dbeibah said he would not step down as Prime Minister until after drafting a Libyan constitution no matter how long it takes, pointing out that his goal is for Libya to have a constitution even if Libyans wait 10, 15, or 30 years "but with the approval of all Libyans". He said his government has a slogan at this period that says: There are no wars, and no return to fighting. The people will respect the elected officials regardless of the city they come from.