LIBYAPROSPECT – Editorial
It is the second time in 24 hours, to postpone the session of the House of Representatives (HoR). Today’s session, supposed to be held, Monday, was delayed again as legal quorum wasn’t completed.
According to source inside the HoR, the head of the HoR, his second vice and number of members attended the session.
Observants ask about reasons for that repeated delay and cancellation of sessions, especially when discussion is about consensus regarding southern initiative for the formation of the Government of National Accord (GNA).
Session was suspended, last week, when the head of HoR, Ageela Saleh, decided to raise the session due to a set-in outside the hall.
But some witnesses inside the HoR confirmed that what happened allowed Ageela Saleh to end the session and evade from reconciliation and ending the crisis.
Many accusations were directed against the presidency of the HoR, of intentionally obstructing discussions and reaching agreement on the political draft and formation of unity government.
In the opposite, what is happening inside the General National Congress (GNC) in Tripoli is similar to what is happening inside the HoR in Tobruk, as the head of the GNC is also accused of crippling the political dialogue, although many members agree on ending the crisis and forming the unity government.
It seems that moves of the United Nations envoy, Martin Kobler, embarrassed warring factions, as he made intense movements during the last two weeks, making shuffle rounds between neighboring countries, Europe, Tripoli and Tobruk, which suggest a kind of insistence that compatibility should happen soon.
Based on that, it is likely that Kobler would move to “plan B” which is to convene those who agree on reconciliation from both the HoR and the GNC, even with absence of both presidency bodies, to be able to get out of this crisis and vote for the decision.
What is expected after Libya’s neighbors conference, in Algeria, with presence of representatives from European and African Unions, is to pressure for reconciliation as soon as possible, especially that all countries in the region and Europe support that solution, to be able to defend the Islamic State (IS), who exploits chaos in Libya to expand and control the oil fields.
The awaited second step is to address security situation, cooperation and coordination to fight terrorism inside Libya, then to begin with reconstruction and enhancing lives of Libyan citizens.