By Ajnadin Mustafa.
Tripoli, 2 September 2015:
The Muslim Brotherhood’s main political mentor in Libya, Ali Sallabi, has condemned the UN-brokered Libya Dialogue . . .[restrict]plans for a national unity government as undemocratic. Calling for fresh elections, he has said that such a government would deprive Libyans of their rights and would not, in any case, work.
A consensus government was not the solution to Libya’s problem, Sallabi is quoted by the Tripoli offices of the Libyan news agency LANA as saying. It also quotes him insisting that Libyan legal judgments must be respected.
This is seen as a demand that the international community should accept last November’s ruling by the Supreme Court which those opposed to the House of Representatives have interpreted as meaning that its election was annulled and that the General National Congress remains the country’s only legislature.
Sallabi’s opposition to a government of national unity is in contrast to the position taken by the head of the Muslim Brotherhood’s Justice and Construction Party, Mohamed Sawan. He backs the Dialogue and has given his approval to the Draft agreement.
The possibility of national elections or a referendum in Libya in the present circumstance is widely seen as wholly unrealistic. [/restrict]