By Sami Zaptia.
Tripoli, 8 May 2013:
Prime Minister Ali Zeidan admitted at this evening’s press conference that the Political Isolation Law (PIL) . . .[restrict]was “a necessary step”.
Zeidan felt that the PIL was necessary to “protect the Revolution” and that all laws had “negatives” and “positives” and that he hoped that the positives of the PIL would outweigh its negatives.
The Prime Minister repeated the fact the his government would “fully” implement the law now that it was passed by the GNC.
Zeidan stressed that in his view it was “not directed at any specific strata” of Libyan society nor was it a “vengeful” law.
He stressed it was a necessary step in Libya’s progress and development post revolution and that it was a “temporary” measure until the nation and revolution “stabilized” especially since Libya was in “transition” and until there is a “constitution” in place.
Asked by a reporter if he felt that the GNC had passed the PIL under duress, Zeidan was adamant: “The GNC informed me that they were not put under duress. I think that the law was passed “normally” and we will “fully implement” it. [/restrict]