The Address | Benghazi – Libya
TRIPOLI – Khalid al-Mashri, the head of the Tripoli-based State Council (SC), renewed on Tuesday his council position that pushes for holding a referendum on the constitution before going to parliamentary and presidential elections.
al-Mashri statement came during a meeting with Marion Kabini, the Chargé d’Affaires of the Dutch Embassy in Libya, at the headquarters of the Council in Tripoli. The two discussed the bilateral relations between the two countries and developments in the political scene in Libya.
A statement issued by the SC Media Office said that Mashri “praised the position of the Netherlands in support of the efforts of dialogue and hosted by the Libyan parties on more than one occasion.
On May 29, Al-Mashri, who is a prominent leader in the Muslim Brotherhood, agreed with other Libyan rival leaders in Paris on holding the election on December 10, however, he changed his position after he met with Italian officials a few days after the Paris meeting.
Tripoli, where al-Mashri and the Chargé d’Affaires of the Dutch Embassy met today, witnessed several protests the past few days calling for elections in the country after several years of the political divide.