Member of the Libyan Parliament, Abdel Salam Nassiya, announced a consensus draft proposal to address “the real issues” of the conflict in Libya.
Nassiya said, in a Facebook post entitled “Last Call”, that his proposal includes dividing the country into nine 9 states; 3 in Cyrenaica, 2 in Fezzan, and 4 in Tripolitania region.
Each state includes a number of governorates, so that the state headquarters and the governorate headquarters are distributed among the cities of the state, and each state has an executive local government consisting of a number of ministers equal to the number of ministers of the central government, according to the proposal.
The executive local government shall manage all the affairs in the state, and the general budget shall be distributed among the states according to fair agreed-upon basis. There will be a central government to coordinate between the regions and to manage joint files assigned to it, with a limited number of employees and a limited budget, the MP explained.
The proposal includes that the head of the executive local government be the deputy prime minister in the central government, and the members of the executive local governments are deputy ministers in the central ministries, each according to their ministry.
Each state is considered a military region. The commanders of the military regions form the Supreme Military Council, which assumes the duties of chief of staff and minister of defense. Each military region shall organize arms according to an agreed-upon unified strategy, based on scientific principles, the proposal said.
The country shall have an elected president and a vice president, as well as a single legislative council, it added.
The MP for Zintan town indicated that the proposal needs further discussion and enrichment, considering it a good basis for raising real contentious issues and developing consensual solutions to them within the framework of building a single state dominated by justice and democracy.