Libya

Elections in six months says FM


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Libyan Foreign Minister Abdul Ati al-Obeidi has said in a BBC interview that it was possible for elections to happen within six months. In the same interview he said that the elections could be supervised by the United National and they might include the future role of Muammar Gaddafi.

The foreign minister also suggested that a ‘verifiable ceasefire’ could be possible which was supervised by foreign observers. The foreign minister also indicated that the attacks on Misurata would not stop until NATO bombing stopped and that the placing of military advisers by the UK on the ground in Libya would only harden sides.

The comments were dismissed by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, echoing the words of Foreign Minister William Hague who has said that it’s action not words that he wants to see.

It is unclear as to how much the foreign minister was reflecting the sentiment of the Libyan leader.

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