Haftar voices support for new Libyan government to oversee holding elections

Khalifa Haftar has announced his support for the formation of a new unified technocratic government that is tasked with overseeing the holding of elections by the end of 2023, applauding the conclusions of the 6+6 joint committee regarding the election laws.

A General Command’s statement called Friday on the House of Representatives (HoR) and High Council of State (HCS) to end the current division, urging the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) to carry out its mission by striking consensus among Libyans leading to elections by the end of the year.

Haftar also indicated that he supported all political solutions to end the current crisis in Libya without any exclusion of any party.

On last Tuesday, Haftar invited the Speaker of the HoR, Aqila Saleh, and his first and second deputies as well as 90 HoR members to a meeting at the headquarters of the General Command of his forces in Al-Rajma, east of Benghazi.

Haftar has been called the main shot-caller in the east and the HoR has previously approved and funded all of his military endeavors from Benghazi to Tripoli in his quest to seize power by military force.

Both Haftar and the Libyan Prime Minister, Abdul Hamid Dbeibah, visited Italy in late May days apart. They met with top officials and discussed the current momentum leading to elections, in addition to a number of other issues.


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