Sarraj Proposes Roadmap for Libya, Including Elections by Spring

Claudine Rigal
Juillet 17, 2017

Cairo- Head of Libya's UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) Fayez al-Sarraj has reviewed his government's work in a span of one year since coming to office in Tripoli in April 2016.

Al-Serraj proposed in his statement a new road map that necessitates holding parliamentary and presidential elections in next March and a ceasefire in all cities across Libya.

Sarraj said: "I call on all the Libyans to return to Libya, to gather and hold public, political meetings, to solve the problems together".

"I have chose to present to you today my vision and proposals for the next phase and a road map that may contribute to ending the current crisis and find common ground for a more secure and stable situation", Serraj said.

As part of his proposals, Al-Sarraj will see the House of Representatives and the State Council set up joint committees to agree an amendment to the Constitutional Declaration that would determine the powers of the head of state.

He said the lack of security in Libya was the "thorniest" issue facing the country, and regretted that his predecessors did not disarm militias after the 2011 revolt.

Sarraj made the call while answering a question on whether the Gaddafi supporters, which had emigrated overseas, could take part in the political life of the country.

In 2011, an armed conflict broke out in Libya between forces controlled by the long-standing leader of the country Muammar Gaddafi and various armed groups.

Sarraj's government was appointed based on a UN-brokered peace agreement in Skhirat that aims to end the country's political division.

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