First Deputy president of the Tobruk-based House of Representatives (HoR), Shouaib, announced today that the HoR will meet no later than April 18 to discuss and vote on the Libya Political Agreement (LPA) and the Government of National Accord (GNA).
|The announcement was made at a press conference in Cairo at the Libyan Embassy. With Shouaib were second deputy president Ahmaid Huma and foreign minister Mohamed Al-Dairi. That the announcement is coming from Cairo shows the importance of Egypt in events in Libya.|
There were other irregularities, he said. Under the LPA, 135 members were to be chosen from existing General National Congress members elected on 7 July 2012, but less than 80 members took part in Tuesday’s proceedings. Additionally, another 11 GNC members elected at the same time but who had since resigned were to be selected in cooperation with the Higher National Elections Commission, but that had not happened. He also pointed out that when it comes into existence, the State Council would be an advisory body, not a legislature.What is interesting is what he leaves out. He does not mention that the list was to be presented by the president of the GNC Abusahmain, nor does he even bother to mention that there was a meeting of the GNC that rejected the State Council dissolving of the GNC. He indirectly mentions the resolution on the constitution by noting that the GNC is an advisory not a legislative body. But it was as the GNC not as the State Council that the resolution was made, and the GNC is a legislative body and according to itself the sole legitimate legislature of Libya.