The Head of the Libyan High Council of State (HCS) Khalid Al-Mishri, and Speaker of Houee of Representatives (HoR) Aqila Saleh agreed in meeting in Morocco on Friday to implement Bouznika meetings regarding specifying state sovereign positions and unifying executive authority as well as holding presidential and parliamentary elections as per specific legislation.
Al-Mishri and Slah added in a joint press conference that they had agreed to implement the state sovereign positions’ outcome agreed in Bouznika in the coming weeks, no farther than December, and to unify the executive authority in the country as soon as possible. They also agreed to to resume dialogue to set the scene for elections as per consensual basis between the HCS and HoR.
Meanwhile, the Libyan Prime Minister, Abdul Hamid Dbeibah, commented on the HCS-HoR agreement, saying they both should speed up the process of approving a fair constitutional basis to end legal obstacles of elections, telling them that dividing state sovereign positions as they wished would be unacceptable to Libyans who aspire for elections.
The spokesman for the Government of National Unity, Mohammed Hammouda, called on the HoR to work on issuing the elections law and achieving the aspirations of the Libyans, stressing that the next elected authority would have the power to nominate the incumbents of sovereign positions, and that the HoR and the HCS must agree on a constitutional basis that could pave the way for holding elections.
Hammouda told Libya Alahrar that the main objective at this stage is to maintain stability and focus on the electoral process, adding that the government’s role is to prepare for the electoral process, saying that the HoR and HCS must agree on the election laws.
Responding to PM Dbeibah, HCS’ Head, Khalid Al-Mishri said on Twitter that Dbeibah must stop “selling delusion to the Libyan people and start providing them with needed medical treatment for patients with tumors and providing school books for students.” He also asked Dbeibha to mind his own business only as per the authorizations of his job not beyond them.