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Kobler: No replacement for Al-Sarraj



The United Nations special envoy to Libya, Martin Kobler, said that the idea of reconfiguring and restructuring the Presidential Council (PC) is on the table for discussion. He referred to different proposed formulas, especially the (1+2) one, which is the president and two deputies for the PC. Kobler said that the matter is not defined yet but some members support that suggestion, and it is up to Libyans to decide for themselves.

Kobler added, to the Egyptian newspaper “Al-Ahram” that there are no reservations against the figures of Gaddafi regime, and some of them could be included in the new structure of the State Council or the PC. He pointed that “some members of Gaddafi regime already in the Government of National Accord (GNA).”

He said that “if no Gaddafi figure is involved in crimes, then why they can’t join the political process in Libya. It is important for everyone to be included, all tribes and sects should be involved. The process is complicated, and everyone should feel in.”

Kobler denied any arrangements to replace Fayez Al-Sarraj, adding that “it is not about persons, but mechanisms of decision making.”