Ihya Libya Movement Will Not Run for Positions in Interim Government, Demands UN Guarantees Date for Elections – Al Marsad

Ihya Libya (Reviving Libya) movement issued a statement yesterday following UNSMIL’s declaration of general elections Libya will be set for 24 December 2021. The statement said that both the Chairman of the Ihya Libya movement and its members will not be running for positions in the interim government as proposed on the sidelines of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum” (LPDF) sessions in Tunisia.

(Libya, 14 November 2020) – In a statement issued yesterday, the Ihya Libya (Reviving Libya) movement thanked the UN response to its call and many Libyans as regards absolute commitment to a firm date for urgent Presidential and Parliamentarian Elections, internationally-supported and monitored, by announcing 24 December 2021 as the specific date for the national elections.

It asked the United Nations to confirm its commitment to oblige all stakeholders to observe the date of the elections it announced by incorporating the same in a binding resolution adopted by the Security Council. This would reassure the Libyan people, who have seen repeated procrastinations on the date of those elections announced in previous declarations.

The statement affirmed that there is a valid constitutional basis for these elections (Decree No. 5 of 2014, and the constitutional amendments included in the decisions of the February Commission), a decision that is still binding because of its adoption by a valid quorum and an absolute majority. The only legitimate legislative body, which adopted the said decree, has not issued any other decree to invalidate it. Thus, opting for this route would save Libya further delay that fabricating contrived problems about the “constitutional rule” may entail.

The Ihya Libya movement expressed its deep regret for the failure of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) to consider the rest of its proposals for the need for total inclusivity of the entire Libyan social fabric and respect of the demographic realities of Libya and regional historical heritage. “To the contrary of our proposals, the UNSMIL has denied entire regions, cities, and tribes, fair representation in the LPDF sessions taking place in Tunisia,” indicated the statement.

The movement also thanked the members of the LPDF who nominated its chair, Dr Aref Ali Nayed, for the post of the Prime Minister for the government to be formed during the sessions taking place in Tunisia. However, the statement apologized to them as the Ihya Libya movement is not interested in participating in any way in the said interim government. “We prefer to focus on the political participation only after returning the trust to the proud Libyan people, the owner of the trust and true legitimacy, through the announced presidential and parliamentary elections,” added the statement.

The Ihya Libya movement revealed that it will launch its campaigns for the presidential elections with its presidential candidate, Dr Aref Ali Nayed, as well as for the parliamentary elections, with female and male candidates from among Libyan young men and women who share our unifying vision of Libya (reviving Libya). “We will proceed, God willing, to open the branches of the Bloc across the country as soon as possible to hold training courses and conduct youth activities in cooperation with the Libya Institute for Advanced Studies (LIAS),” concluded the statement.

© Al Marsad English (2020)

 

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