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HoR Speaker: Date for liberating Tripoli can’t be set, Sarraj has no negotiating capacity

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

LIBYA – The Speaker of the Libyan House of Representatives (HoR), Aqila Saleh, said that the Head of the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA) Fayez al-Sarraj “does not have a negotiating capacity,” accusing GNA of delaying the adoption of the draft constitution submitted by the Constitution Drafting Assembly since late July 2017.

Al-Sarraj does not have the legitimacy that makes him the negotiating party corresponding to the representatives of the Eastern region of Libya (Cyrenaica), and GNA is responsible for delaying issuance of the draft constitution in its final form for the referendum, after refusing to liquidate financial allocations to the executive authorities to take the necessary measures for the referendum process, Saleh said in an interview published by EremNews on Wednesday.

HoR referred the referendum law to the Supreme National Electoral Commission to present the Constitution to the Libyan people to say its word, but GNA did not provide the Commission with financial support for the process, Saleh pointed out.

Saleh talked about the war in Tripoli stressing that the date for liberation of the city can not be set, adding that liberation of Tripoli is necessary to expel the terrorist groups led by those wanted for international and local justice, who control the state institutions in Tripoli, manage the money of the Libyan people as they want, rent mercenaries and buy weapons prohibited for the Libyan National Army (LNA).

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