Libyan Minister Calls for New Government Amid Election Preparations


The Foreign Minister of the Libyan Parliament-designated government, Abdel-Hadi Al-Hwaij affirmed his commitment to move towards both Presidential and Parliamentary elections.

Durin an interview with Russia’s Sputnik news agency, Al-Hwaij expressed Libya’s readiness to establish a genuine “third government through consensus among political parties and stakeholders.”

He added that the upcoming elections would “serve to renew and solidify the country’s legitimacy and legality, ultimately leading to the formation of a new legislative council consisting of two chambers.” As well as the importance of “electing a head of state by the people, thereby departing from the language of armed conflict.”

The FM stressed the necessity of “transitioning to a democratic process, encouraging unity among Libyans as they have historically lived harmoniously together.” He underlined a singular capital, Tripoli, and the importance of resolving the current crisis by addressing both governments, rather than a unilateral government decision.

Al-Hwaij emphasised the importance of consensus regarding upcoming elections. Stating that stability in Libya will remain elusive without agreement and acceptance of electoral results, and voiced concerns about the nation’s future.

Notably, Libya’s High National Elections Commission (HNEC) has signalled its readiness to put electoral laws into action, adhering to international benchmarks and practices to steer the upcoming electoral processes.

In a statement, HNEC affirmed that it stands as an “embodiment of the Libyan people’s aspirations toward a future imbued with stability and affluence.”

HNEC also highlighted that its operations and alignments, “do not bow to any political entities, ensuring it remains a beacon of unbiased authority amidst Libya’s political spectrum.”