Member of the State Council in Tripoli, Mama Suleiman, has expected that the presidential and parliamentary elections would take place in Libya this year if the House of Representatives and the State Council agreed on the legal framework for organizing them.
“Resolving contentious points on the constitutional basis will be the focus of Aguila Saleh and Khaled Al-Mashri’s meeting in the coming days. I expect elections to be held during this year if the legal framework is agreed upon,” Mama said in a press statement.
With regard to the Council of State’s rejection of the Presidential Council’s initiative to hold a tripartite meeting with the House of Representatives, Suleiman said that the initiative “should not have been put to a vote, but the insistence of some members led us to this result.”
“The State Council’s decision aimed to communicate with the House of Representatives to change the remaining sovereign positions and change the government,” Suleiman added.