LIBYAPROSPECT – Editorial
The State Council announced, on Thursday, that it is not in a consensus with the House of Representatives (HoR) on amending the political agreement.
The State Council stated that the voting of the HoR on the action plan of the United Nations Envoy to Libya, Ghassan Salame, stressing that it is committed to the text of the term “12” of the additional provisions that organize the amendment operation that says that the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) must supervise the consensus between the two bodies.
The State Council clarified that in case of the obstruction of the negotiations, it would think about providing a proposal of going to early elections within six months under the supervision of a small technocrat government.
From its side, the bloc of the Justice and Construction Party in the State Council confirmed that it supports Salame’s action plan away from any parallel initiatives that obstruct the plan.
The bloc called the head of the State Council for the necessity of committing to the will of the Council and not to issue his statements that contrary to all members of the council’s will.
It worth mentioning that the HoR had voted on accepting the proposal of the UNSMIL that was agreed on by the two bodies’ committees in Tunisia.
Observers said that the outcomes of the HoR agreement had criticised the State Council, but it increased the divisions between the members of the HoR. The State Council thinks about proposing early elections because it knows that the HoR doesn’t want any elections.
On the other side, other observers said that the statement of the State Council reflects a problem of division inside the State Council because the statement represents only its head, Abdul-Rahman Al-Swehli.
From his side, Salame said that the action plan is not his invention, adding that each element of the roadmap should work as an independent entity.