Libyan Parliament Speaker Aqila Saleh presented a new initiative to solve the Libyan crisis and end the conflict that has plagued the country for several years.
Saleh proposed a roadmap that would lead to free and fair elections under the supervision of the United Nations.
“Since we began our duties as an elected legislative authority, we sought to present proposals to resolve the crisis and stop the conflict, for the benefit of all Libyans,” Saleh said.
He added that terrorist groups could not be allowed to seize cities and continue to control them while blackmailing the state at gunpoint.
The HOR President stated that, “We affirm the need for Libyan people to take charge of choosing those who restore dignity and stability to this country, and to choose national leaders who will help in resolving the crisis and build a country that is able to prosper.”
The Parliament head proposed a roadmap for solving the Libyan crisis, the items of would see that each of the three regions of Libya choose a representative to form a Presidential Council, by agreement or by secret vote, under the supervision of the United Nations.
The Presidential Council mandates the Prime Minister and his deputies to form a government that obtains confidence. The Prime Minister and his two deputies are partners in making decisions, the proposed roadmap stated.
After the formation of the Presidential Council, committees of experts and intellectuals will be formed to write Libya’s new constitution, according to the roadmap.
Meanwhile, the Libyan Armed Forces maintain and defend security in the country and the House of Representatives continues to exercise its mission and role as an elected legislative authority until a new election takes place.