Alyasir: Islamist Groups Will Influence Who Will Succeed Sarraj – Al Marsad

Former member of the General National Congress (GNC), Abdel Moneim Alyasir said that the Western region’s governing structure was inherently a militia one from the very start, fighting over power and money.

(Libya, 11 August 2020) – Former member of the General National Congress (GNC), Abdel Moneim Alyasir said in a statement to London’s Asharq Al Awsat newspaper today that the militias, “have only joined  temporarily during the period of confrontation with the National Army, specifically, as it approached the capital. But, once the military status changed, they have returned to their internal squabbles.”

Alyasir also spoke about the desire of Misratan leaders to be the only people in power. He said, “Sarraj will not be able to stand against them. Especially as he is not supported by major powers and militias in comparison to the so-called Misratan militias and their strength and numbers.”

Yet he expected Misratan leaders to struggle once they get rid of Fayez al-Sarraj, who was used as a front to lead the country by their party to protect their interests for a specified period, which only prolonged for a long time because of the war, and only because it.

Alyasir further explained: “[Ahmed] Maiteeq greeds for power, and who succeeds Sarraj may well be determined by the [Muslim] Brotherhood and other political Islamic groups in the country. They are the strongest card in resolving the power struggle in Libya which has been going on for so long, and they are the main cause of the current conflict in the Presidential Council.”

© Al-Marsad English (2020)