GADDAFI PROPOSES ELECTIONS IN SIX MONTHS IF NATO STOP BOMBINGS
lchirino | April 20, 2011 at 6:20 pm | Tags: bombing, britain, france, gaddafi, libya, united states | Categories: Uncategorized | URL: http://wp.me/pLgvg-lv
South Journal—Libya´s Foreign Minister Abdul Ati al Obeidi said that if NATO stops the bombing against his country, his government could call elections under the supervision of the United Nations. In statements to BBC Radio the minister said that the call to elections would decide the future of Gaddafi, though he did not explain if it had to do with Gaddafi contesting or not such elections.
“If a true ceasefire takes place, we could keep dialog among all Libyans about what they really want: democracy, political reforms, constitution and elections,” the Foreign Minister insisted. Replying to a question about the future of the Libyan leader, Al Obeidi said that the election would decide just any issue, including the future of Gaddafi.
Western powers and Qatar have undertaken a campaign of bombings against Libya, which has caused many civilian deaths and huge material damage.
The stepping down from power by Gaddafi, who has ruled the country for over 40 years, is the main demand of the rebels to agree to any truce. NATO superpowers like the United States, France, Britain also said they would go for Gaddafi, although this is not stated in the UN resolution that gave the green light to the military intervention.
Minister Al Obeidi said that the Libyan government speaks serious when it refers to a ceasefire supervised by foreign observers and he noted that the government is making all possible efforts for humanitarian organizations to have the assistance reach the seized western city of Misrata.
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