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Al-Sharkasi to 218News: Government allies attempting to endorse proposal of delaying elections

Al-Bilad program discussed on Wednesday the future of the Libyan political dialogue, and the fate of general elections to be held on December 24.

December elections on schedule

The member of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum, Ahmed Al-Sharkasi, explained that there are allies of the government within the dialogue forum to pass a proposal to postpone the December 24 elections.

He added that the proposal has been thwarted internally and the UN mission has clearly declared that any proposals that do not include how to conduct the December 24 elections will not be discussed and voted on.

“Consequently, a session of the Proposals Bridging Committee was held. It is now moving towards a proposal, the features of which have begun to crystallize, to vote on it in an upcoming session, to be determined by the mission.” He added.

With regard to the question of the “Al-Bilad” program: “Can the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum work politically in a manner commensurate with the circumstances of the current stage with the House of Representatives and the state? Al-Sharkasi said the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum is not a third body, and it is not required to harmonize with the House of Representatives and the High Council of State. Rather, it is a secondary body that bridges the imbalance that occurs in the House of Representatives and the High Council of State, for example, if these two bodies disrupt; the LPDF tries to address the issue and speed up the electoral process.

According to Al-Sharkasi, when the constitutional basis is agreed upon; we need a framework for this basis.

He adds: “Usually, the outcomes of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum must be approved by the Parliament, but what if the Parliament does not agree to the constitutional basis proposal? In this case, we will follow what is known in several countries, which is that the executive government brings out the so-called (decree-law), meaning giving legal character to the proposal of the constitutional rule, and thus passing it to the High Electoral Commission in the event that the House of Representatives obstructs consensus on this basis.

A member of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum, Ahmed Al-Sharkasi, confirmed his great optimism for holding the December elections on the agreed date.

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