Solution in Libya should be outside HoR and HCS, official says

Solution in Libya should be outside HoR and HCS, official says

December 08, 2018 - 20:53
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The member of the High Council of State (HCS) Abulqasim Gazit said a real solution to Libya's crisis needs working without the involvement of the HCS and the House of Representatives (HoR.)

On Friday, Gazit told reporters that the HoR and HCS are becoming detached from the reality of Libyans day in and day out, clinging to their own visions and refusing to give concessions.

"The current cooperation between HoR and HCS is just a maneuver for them to keep their positions, fearing that the final say will be given to the Libyans via voting because they know that the Libyan people will kick them out right off the bat." He explained.

He also said that the HCS's statement regarding the HoR's constitutional amendment is unwise and doesn't represent the HCS as it had not been issued in an official session.

"If the HCS leadership continues to act individually, many members will defect once a chance appears in the horizon." Gazit said.

The HCS expressed bewilderment on Thursday for the High National Election Commission (HNEC) approval of the constitution referendum law while it is still under deliberation.

"Such procedure will expose the consequent actions to constitutional appeals," HCS said in the statement.

The HCS said the HoR had violated (Article No.12) of the appendix provisions of the political agreement when adopted the referendum law.

The Chairman of the Libyan High National Elections Commission (HNEC) Emad Al-Sayeh said in a press conference last Thursday that he expects the referendum for the Libyan constitution to be held late next February.