Libyan Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibeh, who visited the headquarters of the High National Elections Commission (HNEC) in Tripoli, made statements about the December 24 elections and the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF), which took place last week.
Dbeibeh stated that Forum members should prioritize national interests over personal and regional interests. Emphasizing that the necessary steps for the elections should be taken as soon as possible, PM Dbeibeh pointed out that, as the Government of National Unity (GNU), they will support the HNEC financially. At the same time, Dbeibeh stated that they support the change of power through democratic elections.
The inadequacy of the LPDF, which was launched in Libya under the leadership of the UN, in terms of forming the constitutional framework of the elections, increased the concerns about the December 24 elections and the conditions under which they would take place. At this point, there is a serious disintegration within the 75-member LPDF.
The popular uprisings that started with the February revolution in Libya soon turned itself into a civil war environment. Many militia groups and tribes still maintain their city-based activities. Khalifa Haftar, the leader of the militia groups in the eastern part of the country, is seen as an obstacle to the national reconciliation process with his latest statements.