Haftar’s forces spokesman: Libyans won’t vote for constitution because it’s miserable

Haftar’s forces spokesman: Libyans won’t vote for constitution because it’s miserable

October 11, 2018 - 18:06
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The spokesman for the self-styled army in eastern Libya, Ahmed Al-Mismari, said Wednesday in a presser that the current Libyan constitution draft is miserable and not up to the ambitions of the Libyan people, adding that the referendum law passed by the House of Representatives was done in a very “cynical manner.”

Al-Mismari indicated that what he described as the Libyan army’s general command led by Khalifa Haftar won’t allow any more prolongation of the political crisis in Libya.

“Haftar is positive that Libyans will reject the constitution and then we should immediately go to parliamentary and presidential elections as per Paris declaration of principles in last May if the constitution was rejected by the people from the first referendum round.” Al-Mismari said.

When Haftar returned from his murky medical treatment trip to France, he told loyalists that “it's time for the military to carry out the mission” and that they should keep away from elections as they could be "a scheme."

"Elections might be right, but they might be a scheme too, so we need the army to call the shots." He added.

Meanwhile, eastern MPs rejected the passing of the referendum law saying “30 members from Tripoli region” met and passed it, adding that the law violates the constitutional declaration and needs amendment first and majority of two thirds of members afterwards.