On Wednesday, parliamentary elections were suggested to be held at the end of 2022 by Libyan Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibeh, who also added to start preparations for polls in June.
Dbeibeh, in a speech on social media, stated, “After the parliamentary elections are held and the new government is formed, I will not stay in office even for a minute.”
Dbeibeh noted that, if the commission does not stand by the people, they should look for alternative solutions, when he spoke to officials of the Supreme Election Commission about the elections.
Referring to the UN Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on Libya, Dbeibeh said “the United Nations and Stephanie Williams should hear the voice of the people,” adding that he expected reactions from different circles against him and his government after the announcement of the election calendar.
He further expressed, “No solution will be found without the wishes of the Libyans.”
Two governments in Libya, namely the national unity government led by Dbeibeh and the one granted confidence in early March by the Tobruk-based House of Representatives, have been present for more than two months.
Raising fears that the oil-rich country could slip back into a civil war, Dbeibeh has previously said that he would only cede authority to a government that comes through an “elected parliament.”