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Libyan cleric: Elections are the only way to save Libya

Member of the International Union of Muslim Scholar Dr Ali Al-Sallabi called for more dialogue between the UN and Libyan parties in order to achieve real stability, Quds Press reported yesterday.

Al-Sallabi said this measure would pave the way for general elections in which Libyans can decide their fate.

Speaking to Quds Press from Makkah, Saudi Arabia, Al-Sallabi said: "The announcement of the draft peace agreement [signed in Moroccan city of Al-Sukhairat] is not complete and proves the need for more dialogue."

"The agreement was signed by only one side of the Libyan crisis. The National Congress, which rules Tripoli and most of the country, did not attend the announcement ceremony."

Al-Sallabi added: "We support any kind of dialogue and agreement that respects the decisions of the High Court and enables a national unity government in order to hold general elections… This way, Libyans can decide their own fate and stay away from external interference."

On 11 June, members of the parliament based in Tobruk and a number of independent politicians singed a peace agreement in Morocco. The General National Congress (GNC) based in the capital Tripoli did not attend the meeting.

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