Justice and Construction Party slams Arab League envoy over constitution remark

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Justice and Construction Party slams Arab League envoy over constitution remark

March 26, 2018 - 15:55
Written by: SafaAlharathy

The head of the Justice and Construction Party, Mohamed Sawan, expressed his surprise of the statement made by the Arab League envoy to Libya, Salah Al-Din Al-Jamali on the draft constitution.

Sawan explained that Jamali's statement goes beyond the scope of the envoy's mission and is considered a violation of diplomatic norms, demanding the constitution to be presented to the people who have the inherent right to approve, reject or amend the draft.

Al-Jamali said on Sunday “Libyans should seek another constitution because that the current draft is rejected by a large proportion of Libyans.”

His statement has drawn sharp criticism in the country and some activists regarded it as “interference in Libya’s internal affairs.