By Sami Zaptia.
Tripoli, 9 March 2013:
The GNC is considering suspending its sittings for up to one weak, it has been revealed.
In . . .[restrict]view of the repeated attacks and incursions by violent, and at times armed, demonstrations on the GNC chamber near the Rixos, and the violent demonstratin at the Kremia site, GNC members it seems are inclined to suspend sessions until security is guaranteed.
GNC member Salah Jaouda speaking live on Libya Al-Ahrar TV today confirmed that unofficially most members seem to be inclined to the suspension of sittings until the government can guarantee some security.
Moreover, he added that in view of the fact that the amputees had caused damage to the original GNC chamber during their forced occupation, that building would need time for renovations to be completed. This would mean that the GNC must look for an alternative site in which to meet.
Asked if moving and holding sessions in another city was considered, Jaouda added that the Transitional Constitutional Declaration stipulates that the GNC meets in the capital Tripoli, and therefore such a move could only take place after a GNC law is passed.
However, GNC member Jaouda thought that the cities of Sirte and Benghazi had the facilities to accommodate the GNC, but that moving out of Tripoli at this time might give the impression that the GNC was moving under pressure.
Jouda added that ultimately, it was up to the GNC leadership to decide if sittings were to be suspended or not, and if not, where the GNC would meet.