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Libya: The need for a stable government before holding elections

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LIBYAPROSPECT – Editorial

Many observers say that the question: Who the better next prime minister is, appears premature. They think that the time to talk about this issue should be after resolving the constitutional problem and then after the presidential elections.

Until that time, the Libyan citizens’ situation will remain as it is, struggling under the poor governing administration and the scattered ministerial policies in the absence of any robust Prime Minister who can guarantee the rights of the Libyan citizens.

The need for a Prime Minister with international standards, who understands the meanings of strategic plans, is gradually becoming an urgent demand in Libya, especially in the light of the severe crises that have affected the essential needs of the citizens including their everyday needs.

LIBYAPROSPECTasked an informed close source to the Presidential Council (PC) in Tripoli, who said that several nominated names could head the future government of Libya.

The source told LIBYAPROSPECTthat the most fortunate politician to head the government is the member of the PC, Ahmed Mitig. The source stated that one should understand that the fundamental problem is the root of the idea of partisan, regional, and tribal quotas.

The issue is related closely to the Libyan mentality. The problem was rooted since long ago starting even before the time of the Gaddafi regime.

The current situation in Libya is that the political division scene had given the presidency of the PC to Fayez Al-Sarraj, who is originally from the capital city (Tripoli), while the head of the State Council is from the city of Zawia and the head of the House of Representatives (HoR) is from the eastern province of Libya (Barqa). That is why some observers think that the next prime minister would be from the city of Misrata, and the one who has the chance to get the position is Mitig.

The source said that Mitig has the chance, not because he is only from Misrata, but because he is smart enough and moderate in his attitudes which makes him closer among the other factions.

Unlike some others in the PC who have made many mistakes, Mitig has not made political or regional mistakes throughout his stay in the office.

The source said that Mitig had managed to maintain his political independence because no faction has been able to bribe or control him for any reason.

Moreover, according to the source, Mitig was known as a pragmatist who was able to avoid subordination to any political party or bloc as he was free to take the right decisions independently in the right times without prejudice or pressure.

The source added that the most significant reason that makes Mitig the most fortunate is that he is initially a businessman who knows how to deal with the numbers and accounts.

The above reason, as the source said, makes Mitig braver in fighting the corrupted sides who are looting the country’s wealth and obstructing the economic reforms.

The source stressed that in fact, without any croak, no one could compete against Mitig for the position. While the others share the attractive financial and trade files, Mitig had been working on establishing strong relations with the most important governments in the world.

Mitig has contacted the governments of the United States, China, South Korea, Russia, Germany, the United Kingdom, Italy, Egypt, Turkey, Algeria, and other governments in the world.

Mitig was able to hold important frequent meetings with the heads of the mentioned governments. He has gained friendships with all of them for the sake of bringing the international support to the Government of National Accord (GNA) in Tripoli.

The source said that forming a stable government in Libya, which could implement the economic reforms, would be the most significant step that needs to be talked about, even before coming to the elections.

For the elections to succeed, it is essential to form a robust Libyan government under the supervision of the United Nations with the support of the International Community. The stable government would be able to manage the fundamental institutions in Libya to improve the living life of the Libyan citizens.

Improving the daily life for the Libyans would provide the needed stability to prepare for the general elections and end the political crises to establish a healthy state.