The member of the Civil Democratic Bloc, Atef Al-Hassiya, explained in his intervention on “Al-Bilad ” program Saturday on 218News that Libyans’ eyes are on the December 24 elections, but there must be levels of preparation for this stage.
“First: the political agreement which we may have overlooked it in one way or another by saying that all of these parties present in the Libyan scene signed a pledge that includes working towards the elections of December 24th.”
“Secondly: All of these parties have power on the ground that must be directed towards the goal of the parliamentary and presidential elections at the end of the year. So far, we have not seen any serious attempts by the government and legislative bodies in support of the upcoming elections.”
He continued: “There is blessing from the House of Representatives for the work of the legal committee emanating from the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum, and at the same time there are no positive signs in the way of encouraging this step. Consequently, the negative indicators are field indicators.
He added that the armed groups remain outside the law and with the same level of strength before the political agreement, as their stay in the city of Tripoli in particular directly hinders the benefits of the next phase.
“What we have seen from encircling the Presidential Council is the biggest evidence of the survival of these outlaw forces, and today they are starting to reveal their intentions directly in their defiance of the efforts of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the efforts of the Presidential Council in unifying the military institution in a clear way.”
Al-Hassiya believes that Foreign Minister Najla Al-Mangoush was successful in framing all her statements within the framework of the political agreement, regarding the exit of all mercenaries and foreign forces, saying she declared that their presence is not welcome locally or internationally.
He adds: “Her visit to southern Libya is very important because there are forces bordering Libya from within the countries close to the Libyan borders, which may threaten Libyan sovereignty, adding that the iming was very important.”
Answering a question about the Turkish military presence being a guarantee for the western region or not, He said: “With this pretext, the Turks entered Syria and Iraq. These are strategic issues that the Turkish regime has been carrying out for a long time in the region, in a clear and direct way. Consequently, the Turkish presence is not in the interest of Libyans at all. The presence of any foreign forces on Libyan soil undermines Libyan sovereignty.”