HoR Speaker: GNU no longer legitimate and should be reconstituted

HoR Speaker: GNU no longer legitimate and should be reconstituted

Speaker of the Libyan House of Representatives (HoR), Aqila Saleh, considered that the Government of National Unity (GNU), headed by Abdul Hamid Dbeibeh, no longer legitimate; saying it should be reconstituted.

In HoR session on Monday, Saleh called on the Attorney General, the regulatory bodies and the Central Bank of Libya (CBL) to assume their responsibilities and not to spend from the budget, except with the approval of the Finance Committee at the HoR.

He also called for the Attorney General to investigate what the government spent, especially in the development and emergency items, and the transfer from one item to another, according to him.

Parliament Speaker said that it was no longer possible to remain silent about what he called attempts to impose the draft constitution, which he described as rejected by all social components.

Saleh made it clear during his speech that a thirty-person committee will be formed of intellectuals and constitutional law specialists, representing Libya’s three regions, with the support of local and international expertise, to draft a consensual constitution.

He stated that the commission’s work period would not exceed one month from assuming its duties without affecting the course of the electoral process.

Parliament Speaker indicated that the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) should pressure all parties to go to the polls and accept the election results.

Saleh added that the Elections Commission should submit any amendments it deems necessary to be able to perform its work, expressing his surprise at the Commission’s announcement to postpone the polling process, despite its technical readiness, and all the forged documents will be referred to the Attorney General for investigation to take all legal measures.