Cyrenaican LPDF Members Urge UN Security Council to Cut All Roads that Impede December Elections – Al Marsad
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Cyrenaican members of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF) met today in Benghazi to discuss the political track of the Roadmap. They urged UN Security Council to urgently adopt the outcomes of the LPDF meetings held in Tunis and Geneva and to “cut off the road to attempts to abort the decisions of the LPDF that will lead to holding the elections on 24 December 2021.”

(LIBYA, 23 February) – AlMarsad publishes here a translation in English of the full text of the statement by the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF) members from Cyrenaica:

Statement Issued Today by Members of the
Libyan Political Dialogue Forum from Cyrenaica

We, members of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF) for the region of Cyrenaica, who gathered today, Tuesday, the 23rd of February, 2021 in Benghazi, through physical and virtual attendance—via Zoom—to discuss the tracks that are currently taking place to implement the Roadmap, on top of which is the formation of the Executive Authority and the constitutional path undertaken by the Legal Committee emanating from the LPDF. This meeting concluded the following:-

First: We call on H.E. Ján Kubiš, Special Envoy on Libya and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), to ask the UN Security Council to urgently adopt the outcomes of the LPDF meetings held in Tunis and Geneva, in order to cut off the road to attempts to abort the decisions of the LPDF that will lead to holding the elections on 24 December 2021.

Second: We call upon the members of the House of Representatives to convene expeditiously in a legal session, with a full quorum, to complete the entitlements required of them for the next stage, and to meet the aspirations of the Libyan people.

Third: We recommend that the Prime Minister take into account the equitable distribution of ministerial portfolios and executive positions among the three regions of Libya, taking into account the importance of these ministries and their influence on the region within its scope, as well as ensuring that the standards for assuming these ministries are competence, experience and integrity, and not overshadowed by mere quota system considerations.

Fourth: We also call upon everyone to observe the principle of equal opportunities; to avoid conflicts of interest between the three authorities, and to provide the opportunity for honest competition by allowing multiple persons to apply for ministerial and sovereign (institution) positions where comparison is made between them to choose the appropriate person.

Fifthly: On this occasion, we do not fail to recommend that the Legal Committee emanating from the LPDF should go towards creating a constitutional base for the upcoming elections that guarantees the right of all Libyans to choose their next President through direct presidential elections without anyone’s tutelage.

In conclusion, we call upon the members of House of Representatives and the High Council of State not to interfere in the formation of the government, and to solely exercise their neutral role in granting the vote of confidence and providing the opportunity for other competent people to contribute to the state building stage.

Issued in Benghazi on 11 Rajab 1422 AH / 23 February 2021

© ALMARSAD ENGLISH (2021)

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