The Deputy Prime Minister of the Government of National Unity (GNU), Ramadan Abujanah, expected that the GUN would be able to hold elections within six months if a joint internal Libyan solution was reached.
Abujanah accused in an interview with the Arab World Press agency (AWP) the High Council of State and House of Representatives of pursuing personal interests, not those of Libya and that they were the main reason behind the failure to hold elections in the country.
"It is expected that the UN envoy Abdoulaye Bathily will announce soon merging the two competing governments to lead Libyans to elections. The only solution to end the crisis that has torn the country apart for more than 12 years is to hold free and fair elections in which citizens freely choose whoever they want." Abujanah said, indicating that the failure to hold elections was directly related to the dispute among some foreign countries for their interests.
Abujanah also hailed the role that Bathily played in the Libyan crisis, saying the work he had been doing was not done by any previous UN envoy in the history of Libya, and adding that Bathily found out the issue and knew the "secrets of behind the scenes".
"All Libyans know that the main goal of the 6+6 committee is to prolong the term of the House of Representatives and the High Council of State. They know that resolving the crisis in Libya does not require a 6+6 or a 5+5 committee, but rather it necessitates a Libyan-Libyan meeting to bring together the House of Representatives and the High Council of the State to reach a joint solution." He explained.
Presidential elections were scheduled to be held in Libya on December 24, 2021, but they were postponed due to the lack of consensus among the political parties.