Members of Libya's Tobruk-based parliament want out of UN-brokered political agreement

Members of Libya's Tobruk-based parliament want out of UN-brokered political agreement

May 20, 2019 - 17:48
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

A number of House of Representatives' (HoR) members in Tobruk called for pulling out from the Libyan Political Agreement (LPA) of Skhirat, Morocco, which was brokered by the UN on December 17, 2015.

The members said in a statement on Sunday that they are in support of the military operations led by Khalifa Haftar and will back him until he defeat terrorism and then builds a civilian state in Libya.

"We warned against the LPA many times and we said that such an agreement will take away the legitimacy that should be only gotten from the Libyan people via elections." The HoR members added.

They also slammed the Presidential Council (PC) as a failure and unable to apply on the ground the laws and articles of the LPA, especially the security ones, thus leading to the PC and its Head Fayez Al-Sarraj being controlled by militias.

The members lashed out at the international community for backing up "the illegitimate government of national accord" despite the fact that the HoR did not endorse it, saying such support led to the control of the governor of the central bank in Libya Al-Siddiq Al-Kabeer on the finances of the country and then allowed him to spend it on militias.

HoR members in Tobruk are starch supporters of Haftar and some of them have in the past suggested doing away with all entities in Libya and handing power to Haftar.