By Ahmed Elumami.
Tripoli, 14 January 2014:
Prime minister Ali Zeidan has reaffirmed his government’s readiness to stand down but only under circumstances . . .[restrict]which would not leave the country in a political vacuum.
He called upon those currently leading a movement against the current government and Zeidan himself, to avoid making serious errors that could leave the country at risk and vulnerable.
Zeidan, speaking at a press conference today, stressed the importance of dialogue among Libyans and said he still felt this was the best way to resolve problems the country faced. The government had formed a committee for dialogue, he said, to deal directly with the political blocs in the General National Congress (GNC). The aim of this committee was to discuss general problems and more specific issues, such as the GNC’s controversial extension, he added.
Congress are meeting today to again discuss whether to hold a vote of “no-confidence” against Zeidan. Last week, it seemed that the GNC was not prepared to hold such a vote until a suitable replacement for Zeidan had been agreed upon. [/restrict]