A new government must be installed, and a new committee be formed to rewrite the constitution, the speaker of Libya’s eastern-based parliament, Aguila Saleh, said on Monday.
The moves, announced by Saleh as he entered the chamber in the eastern city of Benghazi, could delay by months any new election.
Last year, an interim Government of National Unity (GNU) took office and national elections meant to be held on December 24 were postponed amid disputes between rival factions over rules.
Libya’s government “works according to a political agreement and road map” and would continue to operate until the elections were held, Mohamed Hamouda, GNU’s spokesman stated.
There is no agreement yet among Libyan political leaders or foreign powers over what to do next.
Saleh said the GNU was no longer legitimate. However, Western countries have said they will continue to recognise the GNU for now.
U.N. Libya adviser, Stephanie Williams, has said the focus should be on holding elections rather than installing a new interim government.
Head of the election commission, Emad Sayeh who had previously suggested a delay in the election on January 24, said it would take six to eight months to organise any new election which involves a new process for registering candidates.