If Saleh and Al-Mashri do not agree on elections, “alternative mechanisms” should be used, Germany warns
The German Foreign Ministry called on the speaker of the House of Representatives and the president of the High State Council, to come together under UN auspices to agree swiftly on the constitutional basis.
“If the two institutions cannot reach an agreement swiftly on a credible electoral roadmap, alternative mechanisms can, and should be used to alleviate the sufferings caused by outdated and open-ended interim political arrangements,” the German Foreign Ministry warned in a statement on Saturday.
“Germany also commits to supporting inclusive intra-Libyan dialogue under UN auspices, the Foreign Ministry said.
“Free, fair, transparent, and inclusive presidential and parliamentary elections as soon as possible across the country remain the clear will and aspiration of the Libyan people who deserve a unified and democratically-elected government that can govern for the good of the whole country and its people, as well as a legislature with a renewed mandate,” it said.
Germany further calls on all parties to accelerate the full implementation of the 23 October 2020 ceasefire agreement in order to preserve Libya’s stability and unity and fully support the 5+5 Joint Military Commission in that regard, the statement concluded.