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Al-Mashri describes Saleh’s initiative as a “maneuver”

The Libyan Address Journal

The head of the Council of State in Tripoli and leader in the Muslim Brotherhood, Khaled al-Mashri, said that the initiative announced by President of the Libyan House of Representatives Aguila Saleh last April to end the Libyan crisis “is not an initiative but rather a political maneuver, because he did not refer to the State Council.”

In press statements, al-Mashri explained that what Saleh presented was “a political maneuver to find a place for him,” noting that returning to negotiation “on the basis of the political agreement” is their demand because it is “the legal basis for any negotiation process.”

On April 23, President of the House of Representatives announced a political initiative to end the Libyan crisis, which was welcomed by the United Nations Support Mission in Libya and several international powers.

The Saleh initiative aims to restructure the current executive branch that derives from the Libyan political agreement and re-select its members, according to the three regions on which Libya was founded; Cyrenaica, Tripolitania, and Fezzan, in addition to redrafting the constitution with the parliament continuing its mandate until new legislative elections.

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