Libya eastern so-called army backs up elections in 2018

The spokesman of Khalifa Haftar’s Operation Dignity, Ahmed Al-Mismari. (Photo: Internet)

Libya’s eastern-based self-styled army spokesman on Wednesday announced that the army led by Khalifa Haftar welcomes the upcoming elections in the country.

“We, as army command, welcome the elections, of which (voters) registration started a while ago,” said the army spokesman, Ahmad Al-Mismari, in a press conference in the eastern city of Benghazi.

“The elections in Libya must be internationally monitored by the UN and Arab countries in order to ensure neutrality and integrity,” Al-Mismari added.

“We, as the Libyan army, will secure polling stations in Libya,” he said.

He also called on the eastern parliament to “speed up the issuance of the elections law” according to the constitutional declaration that authorizes the parliament to issue the law before the elections begin.

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