Al-Mishri calls for reconciliation for stability in

Libya’s Supreme Leader Khalid al-Mishri called on all sides to reconcile on a constitutional basis and agree on electoral laws to pave the way for stability in the country.

In a statement released by the Council’s press office after a meeting with British Ambassador Caroline Hurndall on Tuesday, al-Mishri said it was crucial for all parties to reach a constitutional settlement in line with the Libyan people’s demands and establish correct electoral laws. ensure free and open voting.

In addition to the elections, the Libyan official discussed regional and international developments as well as ways to improve bilateral relations with the British envoy.

Libya’s political chaos has undermined an internationally backed peace plan aimed at ending violence and division since the 2011 NATO – backed uprising against former dictator Moammar Gaddafi.

That plan was supposed to culminate in the parliamentary and presidential elections in December, but the process collapsed shortly before the planned vote as rival factions quarreled over the rules and how they would be applied.

Parliament said that the term of office of Prime Minister Adbul Hamid Dbeibah had expired with the election date in December and that it had moved to set up a new interim government to oversee a referendum on a temporary constitution and new elections within 14 months. The Eastern-based parliament appointed former Interior Minister Fathi Bashagha as interim prime minister.

Dbeibah said that the parliament itself was no longer valid about eight years after it was elected and that by extending the timetable for the election, it aimed to extend its own position in power.

Parliament Speaker Aguila Saleh, who, like Dbeibah and Bashagha, was a presidential candidate, has since led efforts to replace the unity government.

Both Bashagha and Dbeibah have the support of rival armed groups in Libya’s capital.

The United Nations, the Western powers and even some MEPs have demanded that Dbeibah remain in office until the election, for which a new date has not yet been set.

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