Sawan hints at foreseeable dissolution of HoR if remains at odds with political agreement

Sawan hints at foreseeable dissolution of HoR if remains at odds with political agreement

November 12, 2016 - 20:40
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The Head of Justice and Construction Party, Mohammed Sawan, confirmed that all of the Malta-hosted dialogue meeting had consented on the necessity of amending the constitutional declaration by the Tobruk-based House of Representatives (HoR).

Sawan’s words came after the end of the dialogue session held on Thursday and Friday in Valletta, Malta.

“The dialogue team will look into the progress made by the HoR in this regard in two months.” Sawan added, indicating that if the HoR remained obstinate to making the amendment, then it will be considered a grave breach to agreement.

“The dialogue participants must then look for an alternative for the HoR, such as regarding the HoR members who are taking part now in the dialogue and who support the agreement as the HoR as a whole.” Sawan proposed.

The UN-proposed government is going to keep on doing its job and will fill in the ministerial gaps in the country even if the HoR would not amend the constitutional declaration, Sawan explained, calling on the Central Bank of Libya (CBL) to only deal with the Al-Sirraj-led government and give it all the budgets it needs.

Tobruk-based HoR is still protracting the amendment of the constitutional declaration, which would see the Skhirat-signed agreement becoming part of it.

The HoR voted no confidence for the UN-proposed government more than a couple of months ago, which is considered a violation of the political agreement that is supposed to be the granter of legitimacy to the HoR.