Seventh of July Movement: We Demand an Investigation of the Anti-Elections Clique at LPDF in Geneva – Al Marsad

The Seventh of July Movement of the Municipality of Zintan issued a statement expressing its views on the failure of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF) in Geneva. 

(LIBYA, 7 July 2021) – The Seventh of July Movement of the Municipality of Zintan issued a statement yesterday a statement that said the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF) sessions in Geneva were a “catastrophic failure, and came as a big disappointment to the Libyan people.” It blamed an “anti-election clique that sought to thwart the peaceful solution”.

The statement demanded “the names of those obstructing the sessions be published, that these individuals be investigated, and that they be excluded from the dialogue if necessary.”

AlMarsad publishes here the full English translation of the statement:

A statement by the Seventh of July Movement
on LPDF Sessions’ Failure in Geneva

The Seventh of July Movement in the Municipality of Zintan, in the Western Region, closely followed the recent Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF) sessions in Geneva, which ended in catastrophic failure, and came as a big disappointment to the Libyan people, due to the participation of an anti-elections clique that sought to thwart the peaceful solution, and establish itself as a self-proclaimed guardian of the will of the Libyans to postpone the elections and disrupt the political and democratization track in an attempt to extend the tenure of the Interim Government beyond 24 December 2021.

We also noticed a number of Muslim Brotherhood affiliates collecting signatures, during the LPDF sessions, from some participants to demand postponement of the elections in a flagrant attempt to circumvent the Roadmap and backtrack from previously reached agreements and covenants.

In rejection of all the repeated attempts to overturn what was agreed upon in previous meetings, we call for the following:

(1) Holding the direct elections, via the ballot boxes, for the Head of State and the legislative assemblies representing all Libyans, on their stipulated and binding date of 24 December 2021, according to the Roadmap.

(2) The Movement categorically rejects any postponement or delay of the direct elections scheduled for 24 December 2021.

(3) The Movement holds the United Nations Support Mission to Libya (UNSMIL) responsible for the failure to approve the constitutional rule because of what we observed during the sessions of the UNSMIL’s acceptance of diverting the course of the LPDF sessions from the main objective for which they were convened.

(4) We demand that the names of those obstructing the sessions be published, that these individuals be investigated, and that they be excluded from the dialogue if necessary.

Issued in Zintan, Western Libya on 6 July 2021

© ALMARSAD ENGLISH (2021)