Bashagha: My government stepped in after Dbiebah's government failed to hold elections

Bashagha: My government stepped in after Dbiebah's government failed to hold elections

March 13, 2022 - 21:28
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The Libyan Prime Minister-designate, Fathi Bashagha, said his government came as a direct result of the failure of the Government of National Unity to hold transparent elections.

Speaking to the American "Newsweek" magazine, Bashagha indicated that he is committed to holding presidential and parliamentary elections within the time frame agreed upon between the House of Representatives and the High Council of State, adding that he never sought to assume power in ways that are not democratic.

Bashagha reaffirmed that he vowed not to run for elections in order to ensure transparency, saying planning elections requires many initiatives, including those aimed at national reconciliation and economic reform as well as security of voters' data.

He also said that he would not participate in any acts of violence even if Dbiebah's government didn’t cede power, reiterating that it hd been proven that solutions in Libya would only come through political agreements and dialogue.

"There are several factors that contribute to Libya’s inability to recover from the crisis, the most important of which is the lack of infrastructure in some sectors, which made the recovery period in Libya much longer in addition to negative foreign interference at times." Bashagha said, adding that he is committed to pushing Libya forward by rebuilding infrastructure and alliances with international partners.