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Libyan MP Calls for Dissolving LPDF after Failure

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On Saturday, Libyan Member of Parliament (MP), Misbah Doma, called for the dissolution of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF) after its members failed to reach an agreement on the constitutional base for the upcoming general elections.

In a tweet Doma said that the lack of commitment to the road map set out by the LPDF “invalidates all its outputs.” “This forum … should be resolved,” he added.

“The Libyan people want to hold elections on time to express his opinion after 7 years of division and failure,” he explained.

On Friday, the LPDF members in Geneva failed to reach a consensus on the constitutional basis for holding the upcoming general elections in Libya.

The United Nation Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), said the people of Libya will certainly feel let down as they still aspire to the opportunity to exercise their democratic rights in presidential and parliamentary elections on the 24th of December.

“Proposals that do not make the elections feasible and possible to hold elections on the 24th of December will not be entertained. The failure to reach an agreement in Geneva does not bode well for the credibility and relevance of the LPDF,” UNSMIL added in a statement.

On his part, the United States Special Envoy for Libya said several LPDF members appeared to be trying to insert “poison pills” that will ensure elections will not happen — either by prolonging the constitutional process or by creating new conditions that must be met for elections to occur.

“Some of these individuals claim to be working on behalf of political leaders who have given the United States clear assurances that they support elections on December 24th,” Norland added.

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