Hundreds demonstrate in Tripoli demanding elections – Middle East Monitor

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Hundreds of Libyans on Friday in the capital Tripoli called for elections to be held, the country’s transition phase to be ended and the House of Representatives and the High Council of State to be overthrown.

Agency Anadolu reported that hundreds of people have gathered in Martyrs’ Square in central Tripoli after being invited to hold elections by activists on social media platforms and civil society institutions.

The protesters displayed banners reading “No to prolongation…Yes to elections”, “No to transition periods”, “Down with Parliament, down with the High Council of State…leave us” and “Legitimacy is for people, not for those who.” robbed the people.”

While attending the demonstration, political activist Salah Al-Bakush stated: “We are all here to support the electoral process in Libya, to overturn the outdated legitimacy of the House of Representatives and the High Council of State, and also to change the government. “

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“The main objective of these demonstrations is to call for elections to be held as 2.5 million voters have been deprived of the right to vote by the House of Representatives and the High Council of State. Despite this, the two councils are demanding an extension in their favour,” Al-Bakush shared Agency Anadolu.

Last Monday Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibeh announced in a televised address a multi-pronged plan that would lead to parliamentary elections being held next June.

Despite Dbeibeh’s announcement, Libyan institutions have not agreed on a date for the elections and threatened that they could not be reorganized by that date.

Libyans hope holding parliamentary and presidential elections will help end an armed struggle that has plagued their oil-rich country for years.

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