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Haftar announces that his army “accepts the will of the people” and takes power in Eastern Libya

April 27, 2020

Field Marshal Jalifa Haftar, who leads loyal forces to the authorities in the east of the country, announced on Monday that his army “accepts the will of the people” and officially takes power in this part of the country and leaves the country apart from those in the House of Representatives embodied civil authorities.

Haftar said in a television speech that his armed forces are responding to a “popular” call to announce the end of the political deal that has destroyed and led the country into the abyss. “

He emphasized that he “authorized” those who “consider the population legitimate to lead this new phase” without giving details of what this new power structure would look like in the east of the country or what the future of the Chamber of Commerce would look like . Representative.

Haftar announces that his army “accepts the will of the people” and takes power in Eastern LibyaHaftar announces that his army “accepts the will of the people” and takes power in Eastern Libya

“We express our honor for empowering the Libyan people to the Central Command to undertake this historic mission under the current exceptional circumstances and to revoke the political agreement,” he said before adding that it was “a thing of the past.”

“We therefore declare that the General Command of the Armed Forces accepts the will of the people, despite the weight that this trust, the multitude of obligations and the extent of responsibility have before God, our people, conscience and history,” has been captivated.

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