Al Bilad Program on 218News discussed Friday the reactions of those interested in Libyan political affairs about the press conference of the new prime minister.
Sirte is unsafe, the member of the House of Representatives, Abu Bakr Baira, said, adding that the Parliament members did not agree on a single opinion regarding the city that will witness the holding of the government’s confidence-granting session, and the meeting in the city of Sirte is facing some problems, as perhaps there are security difficulties.
Baira added: “As for the city of Sabratha; There are a large number of MPs, but the sincere intention is not yet available.”
“Last week, I went to Sabratha and I was criticized by parties from the eastern region, while my goal was to work to unify the House of Representatives. Also, Dbeibah, traveling to Morocco, gives a negative indication of the Parliament’s unwillingness to give confidence to the government.”
He continued: “Last week in Tripoli; I met with Dbeibah, and I assured him of one point, which is that he should not give any person a job in the government except after making sure of his competence, and what happened after that is in the clause of quotas, recommendations, pressures and influences, and it seems that the dispute between the Presidency of the Parliament and the government on some issues such as appointing certain persons in the government, hence; We are heading in the wrong direction again.”
The Second Option
Abu Bakr Baira said the last meeting in Tripoli was attended by the members, and the meeting could not reach a specific opinion on whether the speaker is still clinging to his position as speaker.
And we ask him, is the majority of 120 he described is what it takes in granting confidence?
He says: “The 120 majority vote is required only when you want to change the presidency or dismiss one of the members of Parliament. As for holding a regular session, a quorum of 87 deputies is required, and this was not available in Sabratha last time.”
Baira described the parliament’s position as “fluid,” and this may push the prime minister to go to the parallel option, which is the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum, despite its unconstitutionality and illegality.
Regarding the handing over of “Dbeibah” of the ministerial cabinet to the Presidency of Parliament, it has been understood that it reached only three people, the two deputies and Aqila Saleh.
He explained: Representatives do not usually know about this matter until after a session in particular.
He added the differences began before these cabinet names reached the parliament, and the disagreement seems to have erupted, clearly, between the prime minister and parliament.
Abu Bakr Baira wished to return to the 2015 scenario, when the “GNA” was presented to parliament and it was delayed in granting it confidence. It might have mistakes and the MPs should consult about it instead of completely rejecting it.
“This rejection has included us in mistakes that we suffer from the effects of, until now, such as wars, killing, destruction, and so on.” He added.
The Formation isn’t Ready
for his part, Ramzi al-Jadi, who is interested in political affairs in Benghazi, said: “Until now, there is no ministerial formation, and that Dbeibah is still asking in a formation as if by this he is throwing the ball in the court of the House of Representatives and according to what is in the structure that the government is divided into electoral districts, and thus each group of representatives in a constituency is required to nominate names despite the fact that the CVs that have reached the government number in the thousands, and even before the announcement of the cabinet, every day we get on social media leaks with controversial names.”
“Has the prime minister exceeded the time limit of 21 days to present the cabinet’s formation? Will he not abide by the date of December 24 for elections?
“This is a point that must be addressed, which is that the structure set by the Prime Minister cannot be implemented in this short period of time, December 24, a gain for the Libyan people. It will be upheld to get rid of the House of Representatives and High Council of State.
“Aqila Saleh raises conditions for approval of the government, which is the issue of equitable distribution among the three regions. He is the one who set a vision for peace, the condition of remaining in power, and he is the one who proposed the prime minister from a region and the president of the Presidency Council from another region, and everyone is going on this path. This makes us say that the role is now for the House of Representatives to prove good intentions.” He concluded.