5 Political Organizations Call for a UN Resolution that Binds All Parties to the Date of Presidential and Parliamentary Elections on 24 December – Al Marsad

Five Libyan political organizations issued a statement on Thursday calling for a UN Resolution that binds all parties to the Presidential and Parliamentary Elections on 24 December 2021. The statement also demanding the new government-designate, led by Abdul Hamid al-Dbaiba, to focus on unifying sovereign and executive institutions, and creating a secure and inclusive space for Libyans and ensure elections take place on time.

(LIBYA, 12 February 2021) – The joint statement issued by the Civil Democratic Bloc, the Libyan National Movement, the National Forces Alliance, the Ihya Libya (Reviving Libya) Movement, and Al-Wasat Youth Movement, affirmed the new interim government’s priority was to ensure a relatively stable security situation that equitably allows space for all segments of society to compete in fair elections. The statement said this will help pave the way for a smooth handover of power to the next government emanating from an elected legislative institution. It also stressed that this will only be possible through a mini-crisis government based on “national competencies, with a clear work programme to implement the priorities of the executive authority according to the agreed Roadmap.”

AlMarsad publishes there the English translation of the full text of the statement:

Statement by Libyan Political Organizations Regarding the Elections

Libyan political parties and movements that signed this statement would like to thank the Head and members of the United Nations Support Mission to Libya (UNSMIL) for their efforts in converging views of the Libyan brothers and sisters, which contributed to reaching, via the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF), an agreement on a new Executive Authority, while commending the role of the LPDF members who were able to create consensus ground in culmination of their exerted efforts during the last period.

We hope that the LPDF and its emanating committees, such as the Legal Committee, will complete the rest of the tasks entrusted to it, including agreeing on the constitutional base and the laws according to which the direct Parliamentary and Presidential elections will be held, and work to implement the outputs of Libya’s 5+5 Joint Military Commission talks, and emphasize the need for all foreign forces and mercenaries to leave the country.

We remind all Libyan political and social stakeholders of the importance of adhering to the deadline for holding the elections agreed upon, and intensifying their efforts to overcome all obstacles that may face the electoral process. We call on the international community and the UNSMIL to assume their responsibilities towards providing security, political and legal guarantees for holding the elections, and issue a binding UN resolution that compels all Libyan and international parties involved in Libyan affairs, to conduct the Parliamentary and Presidential elections on its scheduled date on 24 December 2021, without any obstructions or threats to the electoral process.

We, hereby, stress that the next government should focus on unifying sovereign and executive institutions and create a pan-Libya inclusive platform to facilitate the way for the electoral process to be conducted in accordance with the scheduled timeframe set for it, and top of these governmental tasks is ensuring a relatively stable security situation that equitably allows space for all segments of society to compete in fair elections. This will pave the way for a smooth handover of power to the next government emanating from an elected legislative institution. Such tasks will not be accomplished except through the formation of a mini-crisis government comprised of national competencies, with a clear work programme to implement the priorities of the executive authority according to the agreed Roadmap.

We also hope that municipalities will be granted broader powers to provide services, with the aim of reducing centralization in the State’s structure, ensuring that citizens enjoy basic services, and alleviating the daily crises suffered by our great people, so that the government devotes itself to the sovereign sectors and works to remove the roadblocks that impede state building.

By and large, we remind everyone that preserving Libyan conciliation path is no less important than making it, and that the next stage requires a greater concession from all Libyans so that we can get the country out of its ordeal.

May God Preserve Libya

Civil Democratic Bloc
Libyan National Movement
National Forces Alliance
Ihya Libya Movement
Al-Wasat Youth Movement

Issued on 11 February 2021

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