Al-Sarraj says to hand over power to new authority by end of next October at most

The Head of the Presidential Council of the Government of National Accord, Fayez Al-Sarraj, announced on Wednesday evening his “sincere desire” to hand over his duties to “the next authority no later than the end of next October.”

In a televised statement, Al-Sarraj expressed his hope that the dialogue committee would complete its work and choose a new presidential council and prime minister so he could hand over the tasks to them.

Al-Sarraj said: “The political climate is going through a state of severe polarization that has made all attempts to resolve the crisis extremely difficult,” noting that there are parties betting on the choice of war to achieve unlawful goals.

The Head of the Presidential Council said the parties are betting on the choice of war, adding “they could not ward off the specter of war and it was necessary to fight it.”

Al-Sarraj welcomed all the ongoing meetings and consultations between the Libyan parties, hoping that they would be a prelude to reaching consensus.

He said that “the recent consultations led to reaching elections and I will support all understandings,” calling on the dialogue committee to accelerate the formation of a new authority.


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