Libyan MP Accuses UN Envoy of Bias

Libyan MP Accuses UN Envoy of Bias
Libyan MP Accuses UN Envoy of Bias

Member of the Libyan House of Representatives (HoR), Saad Al-Maryami, accused the United Nations (UN) Envoy, Abdoulaye Bathily, of bias and of failing to engage with the HoR.

Speaking to the press, Al-Maryami stated that the UN mission’s role is to assist in finding solutions to problems, not to make them worse.

He emphasised that the UN Envoy should be helping the conflicting parties reach a solution rather than imposing solutions.

Al-Maryami also pointed out that the UN mission’s role is to assist in finding solutions to problems and that the roadmap’s comments have turned and the election process has not been determined yet.

He added that the general budget will not be determined in the presence of two governments, which is a result of the country’s division for previous years.

The ongoing political crisis in Libya has led to the failure to hold elections and has resulted in two rival governments.

However, the UN mission in Libya has faced criticism from members of the HoR and the High Council of State (HCS) who accuse Bathily of supporting the Government of National Unity (GNU).

The ongoing crisis has resulted in widespread violence and instability in the country, making it more important than ever to find a solution that all parties can agree upon.

Last month, Libya’s 6+6 Joint Committee responsible for drafting laws for the general elections has rejected an attempt by the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) “to impose its views on the Libyan issue.”

The committee accused UN Envoy, Abdoulaye Bathily, of “attempting to favour one side over the other, and deepening the state of political division in the country.”

The committee expressed its dissatisfaction with the political position of UNSMIL towards the parties involved. It called on Bathily to “support the roadmap presented to the two chambers, and to support the unification of institutions by forming a unified government.”

“The committee’s work is purely Libyan in nature, fulfilling the aspirations of the Libyan people to hold presidential and parliamentary elections to end the state of division, and political fragmentation,” the Committee said in a statement.