Al-Gotrani proposes transitional government led by Haftar, Presidential Council shuns commenting

Al-Gotrani proposes transitional government led by Haftar, Presidential Council shuns commenting

December 05, 2016 - 18:42
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The member of the Presidential Council of the UN-proposed government, Ali Al-Gotrani, proposed Sunday a transitional phase under the governing of what he called “the national army” led by Khalifa Haftar in order to have a full grip tightened on Libya and then reorder the political issues in accordance with other parties.

In a statement to Sputnik, Al-Gotrani said the new proposal will end the role of all the institutions in the state except for the House of Representatives, while the “army” will be the supreme authority in the country.

“Every city and district in Libya will be ruled by an appointed military governor and the army will then start disarming the civilian people so that it can control all the country’s borders.” He indicated, adding that the state of emergency will be declared across Libya and provisional laws will be applied around the country.

“Once our country is stable, democracy can take place and all parties can take to the ‘safe polls’ as the constitution drafting committee would be then resuming work as well as presidential and parliamentary elections would take place.” Al-Gotrani remarked.

He stated that Haftar has the right, among all parties, to be nominated for presidential elections if he desired.

Answering a question regarding Al-Gotrani’s statement, the spokesman of the Presidential Council (PC), Ashraf Al-Thalthi, said in a presser Monday that Al-Gotrani’s words speak for himself only and have nothing to do with the PC.

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