Saif al-Islam Gaddafi's lawyer announced on Tuesday, that his client had proposed an initiative to solve the political crisis in Libya, calling on all political figures to withdraw from the arena and to hold presidential and parliamentary elections that would produce new faces chosen by the Libyan people.
Al-Zaydi said in an interview with Al-Arabiya channel, that the initiative laid out two options. The first is for a neutral party to make administrative and legal arrangements for the implementation of urgent, non-exclusive presidential and parliamentary elections in which everyone participates, but “this option seems difficult under the current circumstances.”
He explained that the second option is “the withdrawal of the current political figures from the electoral process collectively without exception and making way for new personalities and faces chosen by the Libyan people through transparent elections, as a last attempt for a peaceful solution."
Gaddafi's lawyer continued, "We presented a previous initiative to all political parties and the United Nations Mission for the difficulty of holding presidential elections, which stipulates holding parliamentary elections and postponing the presidential elections, provided that the new parliament will form the government and it will supervise the presidential elections, but this initiative was rejected."
This initiative coincides with the Presidential Council’s announcement that it assigned Vice-Chairman Abdullah Al-Lafi to conduct urgent consultations with political parties to agree on the details of an action plan that addresses the political blockage in the country, and to launch a road map to end the transitional stages through presidential and parliamentary elections within a specific time frame.