At a meeting held in the capital Tripoli on Tuesday, politicians in western Libya demonstrated their stance on the elections.
At the meeting, which was attended by Libyan politicians, academics, and representatives of non-governmental organizations, as well as the ambassadors of many western countries, there was a reaction against the unilaterally prepared election law.
Members of the House of Representatives (HoR) and the High Council of State (HCS) and many regional majors attended the meetings.
Speaking at the meetings, the Head of the HCS Khaled al-Mishri said, “allowing war criminals to participate in elections is like allowing Nazis in Germany or fascists in Italy to participate in political life.” Al-Mishri also called on not to participate in the December 24 elections as a candidate or voter.
In addition to this, the Mayor of Zintan, Mustafa Baruni, pointed to HoR President Aguila Saleh and stated, “It is unacceptable that those who directly support the Tripoli aggression determine the future of the country.” Addressing the representatives of western countries, Baruni stated that most of the countries that put pressure on holding the elections today remained silent during the Tripoli attack.
HoR member Jalal Shuveyhidi stated that the election law was enacted not by the parliament but by a small minority in Saleh’s inner circle. Shuwayhidi stated that cabinet members are still unable to visit some eastern and southern cities and that he has doubts about how to ensure election security in an environment where Prime Minister Dbeibeh’s visit to Benghazi is blocked.