Leaked audio unveils intention for power-sharing between Haftar and Al-Mishri

Leaked audio unveils intention for power-sharing between Haftar and Al-Mishri

October 24, 2022 - 21:02
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

A leaked audio recording revealed the coordination between the member of the House of Representatives (HoR) Badr Al-Nahib and High Council of State's Head Khalid Al-Mishri to share a number of powerful state positions in the country.

The coordination between Al-Mishri and Al-Nahib says the Head of HCS will become a Prime Minister of a new government and Khalifa Haftar the new Head of Presidential Council.

Al-Nahib said a meeting was held in the house of Al-Mishri and the cellphones were locked away to avoid recording. He added that in the meeting, each party said they wanted to remain in power.

Al-Nahib also said that he will never resign from the HoR until he dies. He advised those who want to steal from state funds to do so in a technical manner to avoid being caught.

Al-Mishri responded to the recording's issue in an interview with Libya Al-Ahrar TV Channel on Sunday, saying he met with Al-Nahib only once when the latter visited him at home in last October and they discussed election laws.

He denied the recording's revelation and said the audio was published in this period of time to make it look like it was a result of his recent meeting with HoR Speaker Aqila Saleh in Morocco, adding that he is ready for accountability for any violations on the condition that if he is found innocent, the accusers must be punished.

Al-Mishri and Saleh agreed in Reabat last week to change sovereign positions' incumbents before next January, as sources close to the two parties reiterated that the positions of Central Bank of Libya's Governor and Head of Administrative Control Authority would go to east Libya's camp, Head of High National Elections Commission, Attorney General and Head of Audit Bureau to the west camp, and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court and Head of Anti Corruption Authority to the southern one.