The Muslim Brotherhood has been working hard to obstruct Libya’s legislative elections which are slated for December 24.
The elections will be held in the light of an internationally and locally agreed roadmap to put Libya on the right track and rid it of rampant chaos in it.
However, the Brotherhood wants to convince relevant international powers and the United Nations of postponing the elections until an election law is reached with unanimity among Libyan political forces.
The group tries to spread information that Turkey and Italy do not support holding elections because of the flawed nature of the laws governing them.
It warns against potential divisions in the country and calls for boycotting the elections.
Brotherhood figure, Khaled al-Meshri, who is the head of Libya’s State Council, addressed the Security Council about what he described as ‘violations’ committed by the Libyan House of Deputies and the Electoral Commission.
He tried to get the Security Council to pass a resolution to suspend election preparations.
This came after the Muslim Brotherhood failed to stop these preparations with threats in the past period.
Al-Meshri also incited militias to besiege state institutions.
He called for preventing potential candidates from running in the elections by attacking the headquarters of the Electoral Commission and closing the polling stations.
In saying all this, he used an edict by Muslim Brotherhood mufti, al-Sadiq al-Ghariani, who called earlier for boycotting the elections and asked western Libya’s militias to take up arms and obstruct them.
“We will resort to a comprehensive action to reject the laws regulating elections through a sit-in outside the headquarters of the commission, the United Nations mission and the government,” Ghariani said.