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Fourth anniversary of Al-Sarraj’s entry to Tripoli: Vanishing promises

Today, March 31, marks the fourth anniversary of the entry of the Head of the Presidential Council, Fayez Al-Sarraj, to Libya via the port of Abu Sitta, bringing with him the dreams of Libyans, which faded due to his inability to bring about change in the country.

On March 31, 2016, Libyans saw a new phase of political life that had worsened after the Libya Dawn (Fajr Libya) war, after the arrival of Al-Sarraj, announcing that he had taken the reins after the political agreement was signed in Moroccan Skhirat, which gave birth to Government of National Accord and the Presidential Council.

Al-Sarraj came to Libya after he crossed the Mediterranean aboard a frigate, and at that time changed the pessimistic view of the citizens to turn into hope for creating an independent state with no wars and conflicts that had been created by armed formations that did not bridge the political division resulting from the elections of the Parliament. Optimism for a prosperous Libya at all levels was the aspiration of most Libyas, who were tired of crises, fighting, and the power of outlaw formations.

Al-Sarraj promised, upon his arrival, to make a change that would take only 100 days to complete.

Today, years have passed since Al-Sarraj came as Libya’s top official, but hopes were dashed and the illusion of change was overshadowed, turning life in its entirety into a state of despair.

In these years, the state of deteriorating living conditions has increased, and armed formations have grown to become more oppressive, reaching the joints of state authorities and controlling the government, hence; destroying its economy ten times over.

Now, Libyans are facing their own destiny after the destruction of most of the services they wished for, and the situation has become much more devastated than before, especially with the outbreak of the Coronavirus epidemic.

There is now lack of confidence in the Presidential Council that embarrassed everyone from the countries that recognized it, as it had been thus far unable to implement what was promised for Libyans.

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