A UN initiative on Libya was born shakily, and contributed to “aggravate” the political track, which was on the way to a solution, especially after the session of granting confidence to the new government.
The parliamentary session, which was held last February and had an intense presence of Libyan representatives, after the “consensus” that occurred at that time with the so-called “High Council of State”, resulted in the twelfth constitutional declaration , which for the first time defined the Libyan paths for a new roadmap.
However, after the “coup d’état” of the Supreme State on the map, the UN mission promoted an initiative on March 3 that it said was to lay a new constitutional basis on which the next elections would be held, which it found a strong parliamentary rejection, since it was a “parallel path” and a “struggle” of the “Supreme State” for approval.
Exploit the constitutional declaration
Despite the parliamentary rejection, the UN envoy, Stephanie Williams, decided to continue on her path, which the majority of deputies reject, ignoring the session of the Libyan Parliament, which supported the twelfth constitutional declaration, which the UN initiative ” blew up.”
On February 10, the parliament approved a constitutional declaration that includes 11 points; In particular: the formation of a 24-member committee of experts and specialists in equitable representation from the three historic geographic regions, to be chosen equally by the House of Representatives and the state, taking into account cultural diversity, to review the articles project disputes. constitution completed by the Constituent Assembly and make possible amendments to it.
Absence of Parliament
As the second day of the Tunis consultations began, amid the absence of members of the Libyan parliament, a member of the Defense and National Security Committee of the House of Representatives, Ali Al-Takbali, said that the absence of representatives it was due to his “total rejection” of the attempts of the UN envoy to Libya, Stephanie Williams, to change the current situation.
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Al-Takbali explained, in statements to “Al-Ain News”, that despite the fact that the Presidency of the Parliament put the names that were expected to participate in the dialogue, some deputies refuse to attend, pointing out that the majority of the deputies they refused to trade Stephanie Williams. to the plan set by the Cortes Generales, which was represented in the call. Twelfth Constitutional.
On the fate of the Tunisian consultations, Al-Tekbali said that the dialogue will be between two parties, noting that the absence of members of parliament means that the results of this meeting will not be achieved, which means a “total failure”. ” of that.
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The Libyan parliamentarian demanded that the UN envoy leave Libya; As he “exceeded” the limits of his mission, noting that Williams tried to “thwart” the rapprochement between the Libyans, referring to the parliamentary session to give confidence to the Bashagha government, in which the attendance number exceeded 90% of the proportion of parliamentarians.
The UN envoy to Libya, Stephanie Williams, said yesterday that she will start “in-depth” consultations to prepare the official meeting with the parliament delegation, noting that these consultations will provide a good opportunity to present and discuss the current situation.
He explained that Libya is now going through an “important” situation, “and we must all respect the will of the 2.8 million Libyans who have registered to vote”, and called on political actors to respect and achieve the political rights of the Libyan people . elect their leaders through the ballot box.
On March 3, Stephanie Williams proposed an initiative to select 12 members of the House of Representatives and what is known as the “highest state”, to form a committee that meets for 15 days; Lay a new constitutional basis for Libya, on the basis of which the presidential and parliamentary elections will be held, which could not be held on December 24.
However, weeks after his presentation, and the “silence” of the Libyan parliament until the moment of officially interacting with it, Williams announced the start of consultations on Tuesday night in Tunis, with the aim of reaching the formulation and approval on a consensual constitutional basis, on which the elections will be held.
Williams’ announcement raised many doubts about the possibility of Parliament’s participation in it, especially since 93 deputies expressed their objection to it in a letter to the UN mission and diplomatic embassies in Libya, calling it a “parallel path”. .
Despite these questions about the involvement of the parliament, they were not a concern for Libyans and observers of the situation, especially since the House of Representatives supports any step that resolves the crisis in Libya; Rather, what “concerns” everyone is the linkage mechanism of the so-called “supreme state” to the results of these talks, in addition to a certain “scepticism” that they will lead to a possible breakthrough.