Member of the Supreme Council of State Ahmed Naqi believes that the committees formed by the House of Representatives to consider sovereign positions are an important and long overdue step.
Tripoli- The Libyan House of Representatives returned to talk about forming a government and appointing new personalities to sovereign positions after Parliament formed a committee for the road map and another for sovereign positions.
The House of Representatives formed 6 parliamentary committees to unify or assign new committees to sovereign positions; They are: the Central Bank of Libya, the Audit Bureau, the Administrative Control Authority, the Anti-Corruption Commission, the Islamic Call Society, and the Civil Registry.
Libyans are awaiting the upcoming parliament session, which is expected to be chaired by Aguila Saleh, after a long absence to present his candidacy file for the presidential elections, whose first round was supposed to be organized on December 24.
The Parliamentary Committee – tasked by the House of Representatives to develop a new road map – presents its plan on the 25th of this month, after the committee meets with the Supreme Council of State, the High Elections Commission, the Presidential Council, the Constitutional Commission, political parties and political and military actors.
Meanwhile, US Ambassador Richard Norland and Adviser to the United Nations Secretary-General Stephanie Williams are intensifying their discussions with the Libyan parties to advance the elections process next June.
Norland said, after his talks with Aguila Saleh, that the United States strongly supports a path that can lead to free, fair and inclusive elections within 18 months of the time frame of the road map of the Political Dialogue Forum.
Member of Parliament, Essam al-Juhani, said that the parliament is completing its task regarding the unification or appointment of sovereign positions after the commissioned roadmap committee presents its plan for the next stage.
A member of the Parliamentary Committee in charge of the Administrative Control Authority continued, “I was the head of the Sovereign Positions Committee for Parliament in the Bouznika meeting in Morocco, and we completed it in agreement with the State Council and laid the basis for replacing the sovereign positions, but due to the negative interventions of the international community, the circumstances of choosing a forum for political dialogue in Geneva, and the formation of A new authority delayed the implementation of the results of the Bouznika Agreement.
Al-Jahani stressed, in a statement to Al-Jazeera Net, that the new road map will open the draft constitution again to find a solution to the controversial items in the draft constitution, and the formation of a constitutional committee tasked by Parliament for this, and considering sovereign positions to unify them and then replace them according to the results of the meetings of the commissions assigned and the formation of a new government.
Al-Jahani believes that it is best to go to form a new executive government and unify the sovereign institutions, then set dates from one to six months for the beginning of the appointment of sovereign positions in the entire state.
Al-Juhani considered the statements of some countries regarding the Libyan file currently as negative interferences that hinder reaching consensus, noting that the Military Committee “5 + 5” and the meeting of Fathi Bashagha with Khalifa Haftar in Benghazi, and Khaled Al-Mashri with Aqila Saleh in Morocco were by Libyan parties without international sponsorship.
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For his part, a member of the House of Representatives, Ali al-Soul, said that the committees assigned by the House of Representatives are tasked with investigating and unifying the work of sovereign positions first, and then looking at the obstacles they face and the extent of their shortcomings if this is proven.
According to the member of the Parliamentary Committee in charge of the Anti-Corruption Commission, the commissions in charge, especially the committees of the Audit Bureau, the Administrative Control Authority, and the Central Bank of Libya, may recommend keeping the president and members, replacing members with others, or changing completely, based on their meetings.
Al-Sol told Al-Jazeera Net that the current stage cannot be tolerated, and needs urgent intervention from the House of Representatives after taking the initiative again, following the failure to reach the elections on December 24 last.
For his part, Ahmed Naqi, a member of the Supreme Council of State, believes that the committees formed by the House of Representatives to consider sovereign positions are an important and long-awaited step.
Naqi added to Al Jazeera Net that “the decisions of the committees can be implemented in consultation with the Supreme Council of State, in implementation of the political agreement that requires consensus between the two councils, and based on the joint meetings between their committees.”
According to the council member, the solution is to refer to the independence constitution in 1951 with its federal system for a period of 5 years, after which the Libyan people will have a referendum.
Naqi stressed that the elections, which some are pushing to hold next June, will fail, as did the Geneva outcomes, because they did not enhance confidence between the parties to the conflict, and it is not possible to hold fair and transparent elections after a civil war.
It is believed that if the Libyans intensified their efforts, regional and international countries would not be able to impose legislative and presidential elections on them according to their whims, but rather to serve their interests.