Why do the Brotherhood reject the way the president is elected directly in Libya?

Why do the Brotherhood reject the way the president is elected directly in Libya?

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Why do the Brotherhood reject the way the president is elected directly in Libya?

Many hope for the next president, who will choose the Libyans in the elections in late December, to solve many of the chronic problems that Libya has been suffering from for more than a decade.

The Libyan political analyst, Yarub Badrawi, believes that the next president will have the necessary powers to enable him to preserve the security of the state, its sovereignty and the integrity of its lands. Lebanon and Iraq.

Brotherhood refused

He adds that this scheme aims only to preserve the existence of the Brotherhood, which will not remain as long as the will of the people is achieved, as it is difficult for them to use methods of manipulation and bribery against a wide range of people.

The political analyst stressed that the Brotherhood’s previous rejection of directly electing the president is due to their knowledge that if this is achieved, they will leave the scene, expecting that they will not surrender to what happened and may push the country into “another war.”

In turn, the Libyan political analyst, Haitham Al-Ferjani, fears the Brotherhood’s upcoming position, especially since they expressed, through the head of the Supreme Council, Khaled Al-Mashri, their rejection of the deliberations of the “Representatives” regarding the election laws, adding: “They will seek to return us to square one, as the Brotherhood rejects the elections. on the principle”.

Al-Ferjani recalled the organization’s position rejecting the brotherly statement of the “5 + 5” Joint Military Committee, in which it demanded the speedy adoption of election laws, calling for caution, adding that the House of Representatives has completed its tasks, and now the party obstructing the elections will be exposed to everyone.

Strong system will help

The Libyan political analyst, Ezz El-Din Aqeel, explains that the presence of a strong presidential system will contribute to the handling of critical issues that have been pending over the past years, foremost of which is ending the chaos of arms and disbanding militias and armed groups.

Aqeel pointed out that some, including the Brotherhood, tried to promote options other than directly electing the president, including choosing him through the next parliament, in order to control his decision, stressing that this vision was to enter the country in a new square of violence and chaos.

The House of Representatives decided to refer the law to the Constitutional and Legislative Committee to prepare its final formulation, and its members also agreed on the conditions for running for the presidency, including that the applicant be of Libyan nationality and not married to a non-Libyan, and that he is not less than 40 years old, and that no dishonorable rulings have been issued against him.

The members also passed a text regarding candidates from public servants: “Every civil or military employee, running for the position of head of state, is considered to have stopped working on 3 months of holding the elections, and he has the right to return to his position in the event he does not win the elections, and his dues are paid to him.” .

Jamal Shallouf, head of the Silvium Foundation for Studies and Research, explains that according to Parliament Resolution No. 5 of 2014 regarding the election of the head of state directly by the people, he does not need to issue a new constitutional amendment, but only a law, which is what happened today.

He continued: “The decision issued on August 14, 2014, was already included in the Seventh Amendment to the constitutional declaration at the time, but it was not implemented due to the security conditions that followed the militias in western Libya launching their operation (Dawn of Libya), which led to the division of the country at the time.” The election of the president by the people on the 24th of next December has become a foregone conclusion.

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