Libyan PM: HoR members plunged Libya in dark tunnel to stay in power

Libyan PM: HoR members plunged Libya in dark tunnel to stay in power

February 27, 2022 - 22:32
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The Libyan Prime Minister, Abdul Hamid Dbeibah, said the members of the House of Representatives (HoR) plunged Libya into “a dark tunnel” in the last years due to their political maneuvers so they could stay in their positions, adding that the Libyan parliament is “now kidnapped”.

Speaking at a public gathering for supporting elections under the slogan (No to Extension) on Sunday in Tripoli, Dbeibah said 17 February revolution aimed at development and building as well as at living, reiterating that his government and Presidential Council's period ends in June as per the roadmap of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum and denouncing the accusations by the HoR against the executive authority of being the force majeure hindering elections.

Dbeibah said they can't allow this “mess” and accused the HoR of getting in the way of the constitution draft that was presented in 2017 by the Constitution Drafting Assembly, thus depriving Libyans of their right to have a constitutional referendum, criticizing what he called the delayed adoption of a constitution and holding of the elections in the last ten years. He also hailed the people who took to streets in demonstrations calling for holding general elections and saying no to extension of mandates of the HoR and High Council of State.

On Monday, the HoR is going to convene and is likely to grant confidence to a new government headed and formed by Fathi Bashagha who was appointed as PM on February 10.