LIBYAPROSPECT – London
The member of the General National Congress (GNC), Omar Hmeadan, doubts that the action plan of the United Nations envoy to Libya, Ghassan Salame, would succeed to end the political crisis in Libya.
Hmeadan said, in a press release, that Salame’s plan ignores the current deteriorating situation. He added that the factions in Libya are not able to produce the national project that Salame talks about in his plan.
Hmeadan stated that the fragmentation of the state institutions, which are controlled by the different factions makes it difficult for Salamed’s plan to be implemented.
Hmeadan, who visits Morocco these days, said that the UN is incapable to solve the Libyan problems because of the balance of power that controls the Security Council; therefore, the UN disabled to do anything for the Libyan issues. He added that maybe it is better to pull out the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) and then the Security Council should take the responsibility towards Libya.
Hmeadan talked about the possible solutions for the Libyan crisis, clarifying that the best possible way is to announce the referendum on the constitution draft. He stressed that the Presidential Council (PC) that backed by the UN must supervise the operation of the referendum. Then to start talking about the elections because Salame’s plan would cause more troubles.
Hmeadan confirmed that the GNC is still a part of the political operation in Libya because of its existence and power as a matter of fact despite the denial of the PC under the leadership of Fayez Al-Sarraj and the Justice and Building Party who see the GNC as the power that could weaken their powers and fortune in the political cake.
Hmeadan said that “our situation is exactly as the others including the PC.” He said that every party is working but giving nothing, and everyone is confined.
He stated that the GNC is still legitimate and has its followers but it is kept away from the political scene but it can give the legitimacy to any side.
About the movement of 25th of this month that led by Basit Igtet, Hmeadan said that “we are monitoring and we are not against this kind of movement because the PC had frozen the constitution and employed the militias to control the institutions while Igtet sets out his program in the frame of democracy.
It is worth mentioning that Salame’s plan talks about three stages; firstly, holding a general conference that opens the doors for the neglected sides in Libya to join the most important political bodies. Secondly, the conference should appoint the members of the governing institutions and prepare for the referendum on the constitution draft. And thirdly, to go for the elections after one year.