Bathily: House of Representatives' term of office has expired

Alwasat - Cairo Sat 11 Mar 2023, 11:16 PM
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U.N. Libya envoy Abdoulaye Bathily said on Saturday that "the House of Representatives term of office has expired. It is a moral issue, a political issue. When your mandate has expired you should have the moral will to present yourself before the people to get reelected."

Bathily added during a press conference in Tripoli, "This is how it operates everywhere. When you have a representative system you are elected for a period time, and when the term ends you should not continue to represent the people."

The envoy previously noted that he asked the House of Representatives and High Council of State for recommendations to prepare his UN Security Council briefing and they never mentioned the 13th constitutional amendment but "then all of a sudden on the eve of my briefing to Security Council they find a solution" 

"Now we have to test the sincerity of the House of Representatives and High Council of State and the 6+6 committee they formed. They are responsible before the Libyan people for this proposal."

He concluded by saying, "You have the moral duty to people to say that you elected me for 4-5 years, my term has expired and I present myself to you to whether you want to reelect me or not. The Libyan people want accountable leaders. They want leaders who tell them what they have done over the course of their term."

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