By Libya Herald staff.
Tripoli, 26 October 2013:
The acting Tawergha Local Council has called on the town’s displaced inhabitants to boycott the . . .[restrict]elections to the Constitutional Committee as well as the planned municipal poll in protest at what it says is the government’s lack of interest in their situation, particularly their return home.
In a statement this evening, Tawergha Local Council chairman Abdulrahman Shikshak accused the government, Congress and the Council of Elders of duplicity, saying that they had promised to help if the Tawergha postponed their plan in the summer to return to the town from which they had been expelled by Misratans at the end of the revolution. They had planned to do so on 25 June but, following appeals from the Prime Minister, the Grand Mufti, the Council of Elders and others to delay the return after threats from Misrata that it would prevent it by force if necessary, they agreed to hold off. However, they demanded Congress take measures to ensure a swift return to the town.
The Amazigh Supreme Council has already called on its community to boycott both contests, in its case because of Congress’ decision to reserve two seats for the Amazigh on the 60-member Constitutional Committee. Congress also set aside two seats each for the Tebu and Tuareg communities as well as six for women. The Amazigh say that, with at least half a million people, they should have been given more.
Last week they threatened to blacklist any Amazigh who took part in either election. [/restrict]