The parliament session lasted for more than 8 hours, and it was decided to summon the president and members of the High Electoral Commission, on Tuesday’s session, to find out the reasons for obstructing the electoral process.
Parliament spokesman, Abdullah Blehaq, said that the commission had not formally sent its proposal to hold the elections next month to Parliament, stressing that the Road Map Committee would continue to communicate with all concerned parties.
The streets surrounding the parliament hall in the city of Tobruk witnessed a state of tension, as demonstrators flocked at the beginning of the session, demanding not to prolong the postponement of the elections.
The protesters demanded that elections be held as the only way out of the chaos that the country is experiencing, stressing that the current situation is not likely to enter into a state of conflict or return to square one again.
In the same context, human rights activist Hurriya Bouyamamah said that the Libyan street will not remain silent and leave its fate in the hands of a struggling elite, adding that the general trend in the street if the delay in the elections is prolonged is civil disobedience.
Bouyamamah added, in a statement to “Sky News Arabia”, that the session witnessed a state of tension at the beginning, and the broadcast was cut off, and she continued: “There are representatives who seek to obstruct the elections because they are benefiting from their positions and positions.”
The Libyan academic, Muhammad Al-Barjawi, considered that everyone inside and outside Libya followed the session, which he described its importance by saying: “These parliamentary sessions should outline the features of the coming period, and resolve the controversy over the new date for the presidential and parliamentary elections.”
Al-Barjawi indicated in a statement to “Sky News Arabia” that the state of uncertainty still prevails, and everyone is awaiting the date of the elections and the determination of the fate of the executive authority, “the government and the Presidential Council”, as their legal terms expired on December 23, according to the internationally agreed roadmap.
In the decisive session, the deputies deliberated two options for the next stage. The first is to hold elections within a maximum period of 6 months, with the extension of the current executive authority.
The second option was to amend the government by excluding presidential candidate Abdel Hamid al-Dabaiba and appointing a replacement for him, or dismissing her completely, and prolonging the next period for more than a year, until agreement on electoral laws and the constitutional path.
Between the two options, Libyans fear returning to square one, which is armed conflict and fighting again, if the political forces fail to agree on the shape of the next stage.
refusal to interfere
The Libyan parliament session did not neglect to address the state of popular rejection of British interference in the country’s internal affairs, which provoked the crisis of the past days following the statements of the British ambassador, where the House of Representatives declared the British ambassador in the country persona non grata.
The House of Representatives confirmed that the British ambassador’s statements were a violation of international laws and norms.
In the same context, Faraj Imaaraf, a professor of media at the Libyan University of Sirte, confirmed that popular anger and threats of escalation forced Britain to change its course, even if it was in the media, with a new statement, following the ambassador’s statement, which is totally unacceptable, as it is not an international position for a solution, but rather an occupational position.
In statements to “Sky News Arabia”, Imaaraf pointed out that “Britain’s statements were a new stone to block the way to the elections and the right of the Libyan people, and not as it claims, for its interference in the government’s survival or not is a dispossession of Libya’s sovereignty, and this is unacceptable.”