Cautious optimism prevails in the Libyan street, especially after the Paris conference affirmed support for the political efforts and the electoral process expected on December 24th.
The final statement of the Paris conference included emphasizing many points related to the elections and the security track, as it stressed the commitment to support the Commission for the completion of the road map according to the specified dates, and also hinted at the possibility of applying sanctions to obstructionists by the Security Council Committee.
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Another question mark raised by the response of Prime Minister Abdel Hamid Dabaiba regarding the handover of power. Dabaiba said at a press conference in Paris that he would hand over power in the event of free, fair and consensual elections, in light of the rejection of the High Council of State for Elections.
Dabaiba’s signal was considered by some as a declaration of non-handover of power, especially since the higher parties of the state and some parties in the Libyan West refuse to hold elections on the current laws.
According to experts from the Libyan side, the march towards elections has become a reality, but many things may prevent access to the voting process.
At first, Talal Al-Mihoub, head of the Defense and National Security Committee of the Libyan Parliament, said that the obstructing parties are known to all.
The Prime Minister seeks to obstruct the elections, especially since his answer to the question of handing him over to power confirms this, and that his language is the same as the language of the President of the Supreme Council of State.
In the context, Saad bin Sherada, a member of the Supreme Council of State in Libya, said that the Paris conference emphasized the elections and the exit of mercenaries, but the incompatibility prevailed.
In his speech to “Sputnik”, he added that Prime Minister Abdel Hamid Dabaiba’s speech was clear, that he would hand over power in the event of fair and consensual elections, while there is no consensus so far.
Libyan Prime Minister Abdel Hamid Dabaiba in Rome,
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He added that the UN mission might pressure Parliament and the Supreme Court to agree on the electoral law, and that without that it would be difficult to hold elections.
He pointed out that it is likely to invite the Committee of “75” in order to prepare a constitutional basis for the elections.
In his interview with “Sputnik”, he believes that the political Islam movement always seeks to achieve its interests before any interests of the nations, and that they are actually seeking to obstruct the elections, but the Paris statement threatened to impose sanctions on obstructionists.
Regarding the non-implementation of previous Security Council resolutions, he made it clear that the international community is serious this time, and that it will not hesitate to issue strict and severe sanctions.
He pointed out that Turkey fears the election of a new authority, especially as it fears the end of its influence in Libya.
The leaders, meeting Friday in Paris as part of a conference on Libya, threatened to impose sanctions on individuals who “will attempt to take any action that would impede or undermine the results” of the elections scheduled for December 24.
In the statement, the international forces also stressed the importance of the presidential and legislative elections, the first in the country’s history, to be “free, fair, inclusive and credible.”