The last round of the joint committee of the House of Representatives and the State concluded, on Monday, in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, where the Special Adviser to the Secretary-General of the United Nations for Libyan Affairs, Stephanie Williams, announced in a statement that consensus had been reached in many articles, but “differences remained regarding the organizing measures.” for the transitional period leading to the elections.
As Williams, chaired the two councils to a meeting within ten days at a place agreed upon “to overcome the outstanding points,” noting that “the Libyan people deserve more of their leadership, and to restore stability to the country through comprehensive and transparent national elections at the earliest possible date, in a manner that meets the aspirations of about three Millions of Libyans have registered to vote in the elections.
Williams had previously invited the Speaker of Parliament, Aguila Saleh, as well as the President of the State Council, Khaled Al-Mashri, to visit Cairo and attend the meetings of the constitutional track, to overcome the controversial points. Al-Mashri refused to attend, then the State Council issued a statement, in which he spoke of a “blockage in the political and constitutional process.”
House of Representatives spokesman, Abdullah Blihaq, confirmed that the most prominent points of contention during the last round talks were the article on candidacy for the presidency of the country, explaining in an interview with “Sky News Arabia”, that “there were attempts by the technical committees and the drafting committee in order to avoid points of contention. However, Williams’ statement confirmed that there had been no breach in this file.
And the Libyan political researcher, Muhammad Qashout, considered in an interview with “Sky News Arabia” that the Cairo dialogues were obstructed and stumbled due to the Brotherhood, which adhered to “exclusionary conditions” in the article of electing the head of state, as the organization does not want the military to run for the presidency, and they also seek to ” Deleting a mandatory subject to obtain a university degree as a condition for candidacy.
Qashut added, “Al-Mashri seeks to continue the situation in its current chaotic form, as he had previously breached the Skhirat Agreement, then the understandings in Geneva, and he wanted to waste time in negotiations on the constitutional process.”
Qashut warned that failure haunts the fate of any similar dialogue because the “Brotherhood” organization does not believe in consensual solutions, and is pushing towards exclusionary conditions through which it wants to dominate the country, monopolize its institutions and its fate.
For his part, Libyan political analyst Miftah Al-Fandi said, “Al-Mashri and his party are concerned with staying in power, and they are not concerned with democracy and the peaceful transfer of power.”
Al-Fandi stressed that “if the UN mission is not decisive in this file, the matter means that the elections will not take place, and therefore the country will return to war or division,” noting that “the international community did not take decisive measures by imposing sanctions on Al-Mashri before, when he threatened By resorting to violence if the elections brought about someone rejected by the organization, and it was a reason for obstructing the holding of the elections on December 24 last.