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Al-Sarraj proposes presidential and parliamentary elections

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LIBYAPROSPECT – Tripoli

The head of the Presidential Council (PC) o the Government of National Accord (GNA), Fayez Al-Sarraj, said in a speech to the Libyan people, Saturday night, that all parties in Libya are responsible for what happened in Libya in the past and for what “we reached now.”

Al-Sarraj added that it is time now for the national unity and save the homeland. He stated that after more than one year the PC started working from Tripoli to reunite the country, to heal the rift through reconciliation.

Al-Sarraj said that the members of the State Council and the House of Representatives (HoR) were unable to do their job regarding the sovereign positions. He stressed that the Libyan people’s patience had run out, so it is time now for all to cooperate and take extraordinary actions to address the problem.

On the security side, Al-Sarraj clarified that the GNA was firm in absorbing the youth in the military and security institutions and in taking actions against whoever caused the chaos.

Al-Sarraj stressed that the security devices had proved the ability to secure the capital city, Tripoli. He called for remembering the sacrifices of the heroes who fought the terrorism in the city of Sirte, Benghazi, and other cities in Libya.

Al-Sarraj provided his proposal of the road map for the coming time, which might help in ending the crisis.

In his initiative, Al-Sarraj talked about uniting the army institution that must be put under the civilian authority. He also spoke of the mechanisms of the transitional justice, the preparation, the general amnesty, and respecting all the cultural diversities and the social heritage.

Regarding the road map, Al-Sarraj called for presidential and parliamentary elections in March 2018 as well as the continuity of Political Agreement and the GNA until appointing the new prime minister by the elected president.

He also called for forming the dialogue committees of the State Council and the HoR under the supervision of the United Nations to talk about the election laws and the constitutional amendment.

Al-Sarraj called for ceasing fire in all sides of the country only in fighting terrorism. He called for the formation of committees by the State Council and the HoR to start merging the divided sovereign state institutions.

Al-Sarraj said that the GNA is committed to providing the services for the citizens while the Central Bank of Libya (CBL) is determined to solve the problems of liquidity and the exchange rate of the Libyan Dinar.

Al-Sarraj called for the necessity of founding the supreme council of reconciliation, which should be consisted of 100 members.