Al-Mishri say there is a possibility of a “coup” in Libya
Al-Mishri expresses concern over elections without constitution
The Head of the Libyan High Council of State, Khalid al-Mishri, on Wednesday expressed concern over plans to hold presidential elections in the absence of a constitution.
“We have real concerns about electing a president in the absence of a constitution,” al-Mishri said during a meeting in the capital Tripoli.
Al-Mishri said there is a possibility of a “coup” in Libya, without giving any further details.
The High Council of State and the unity government are at odds with the Libyan House of Representatives (HoR) over election laws, amid plans to hold presidential and parliamentary polls next month.
“The council refuses to allow dual nationals and military personnel to run for elections,” al-Mishri said.
Libya’s presidential and parliamentary elections are set to take place on Dec. 24 under an agreement reached by Libyan political rivals in Tunisia on Nov. 15, 2020.
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