Speaker of Libya's House of Representatives, Aguila Saleh, said that the House of Representatives will agree with the High Council of State on a miniature government to hold elections after electoral laws are approved on Saturday.
Saleh made it clear, in statements to Al-Hadath and Al-Arabiya channels, that parliament will not accept the Government of National Unity headed by Abdulhamid Dabaiba as a supervisor of elections.
He stressed the need for Dabaiba to relinquish his position if he wanted to run for the elections, "as they must be held under a new, neutral government before the end of this year."
Saleh also revealed that he asked not to rush the removal of Fathi Bashagha as prime minister, saying he "was not satisfied with this decision, because it was hasty and was not conducted in accordance with the law."
Saleh rejects Bathily's talk about the legitimacy of the House of Representatives and High Council of State
In response to the role of the UN envoy, Abdoulaye Bathily, Saleh said that the UN envoy is not authorized to grant legitimacy to the House of Representatives or the High Council of State.
He continued, "We do not want any foreign power in our country, and the dispute within the 6+6 committee (which is preparing electoral laws) is related to the candidacy of dual nationals for the elections."