The Justice and Construction Party, Libya’s second largest party, has called for early election in the crisis-stricken country. In a Friday statement, the Islamist party called on the General National Congress (GNC) to call early election “to widen the scope of national consensus and maintain social peace”. The party underlined the need to protect “the democratic path, peaceful power rotation and freedom of expression”.
“We seek to create political consensus inside and outside the GNC,” leading party member Bayan al-Hurizy told Anadolu Agency.
Hundreds of Libyans demonstrated last week in the eastern city of Benghazi to protest the GNC’s extended mandate. The protests came in response to calls by the ‘No to Extension’ campaign, launched last December after the GNC voted to extend its mandate by one year.
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