Libya: Four Political Organisations Welcome the Confidence Granted to the Dbaiba Government

Four Libyan political organised offered their congratulations to the Libyan people on the occasion of the Parliament granting confidence to the government of Prime Minister Abdul Hamid al-Dbaiba, and wishing it success in performing its duties and ensuring elections take place in December as pledged.

(LIBYA, 10 May 2021) – The joint statement issued by the Civil Democratic Bloc, the Ihya Libya (Reviving Libya) Movement, the National Forces Alliance and Al-Wasat Youth Movement, said it was everyone’s hope that the government carries out the the task of unifying the country and its institutions, serving the Libyan people, and meeting their urgent health and living needs.

The statement stressed the necessity of fulfilling the government’s obligations regarding the Presidential and Parliamentary elections next December, along with the implementation of the roadmap, all the terms of the 5+5 Joint Military Committee agreement with all its provisions, the situation of the living standards of the citizens, the cessation of the systematic plunder of the nation’s wealth and the fight against corruption.

The joint statement stressed that the Dbaiba government should start taking concrete steps towards national reconciliation and preparing for direct Presidential and Parliamentary elections on time, stressing the importance of implementing the 5+5 Joint Military Committee agreement, including the removal of all mercenaries and foreign forces.


December 24 Movement Urges HoR to Add Clause to Legal Oath to Ensure Dbaiba Sticks to Election Deadline

The December 24 Movement calls for the House of Representatives to add a clause on commitment to the election date in the legal oath to be taken by the government of Abdul Hamid Dbaiba and a written pledge to resign on the date.

(LIBYA, 11 March 2021) – The December 24 Movement issued a statement today urging the Libyan House of Representatives (HoR) to ensure that on the inauguration the new interim Government of National Unity takes a legal oath to hold elections on the date pledged at the Libyan Political Dialogue Forim (LPDF), namely on December 24, 2021. 

AlMarsad publishes here the English translation of the full letter.

December 24 Movement [Statement No. 2]

We, hereby, congratulate all Libyans for convening the Libyan House of Representatives’ session after years of fragmentation and division, and while we express our high appreciation to the members of the Parliament for their response to the urgent calls to grant the vote of confidence to the Government of National Unity (GNU) to end all divisions and move towards unifying state institutions, and to ensure that the elections are held on time, we demand the following:

  • That the members take an added oath pledging to hold the elections on time, and to be accompanied by a signature and a binding legal pledge to submit their resignations from their posts on December 24, 2021, and for the GNU to automatically turn into a Caretaker Government [on December 24, 2021] .
  • That the GNU pledges to hand over the High National Election Commission (HNEC) its required budget in full, and without delay, to begin its work in preparing for the general elections on December 24, 2021.
  • We call on the members of the Libyan House of Representatives to embark immediately on discussing the Constitutional Basis for the general Presidential and Parliamentary Elections, and approving it as soon as possible.

We reaffirm that the December 24 Movement belongs to all Libyans, and we also affirm that steps to arrange our ranks have been taken in order to ensure that the elections are held on time, and that legitimacy is restored to the sovereign Libyan people in determining their representatives. We will continue with all the peaceful steps necessary to achieve the goal of reaching the elections in accordance with the schedule set for holding it.

May Peace, Mercy, and Blessings of God be Upon You

Issued on March 11, 2021