Resignations engulf the Brotherhood in Libya..Differences and fragmentation


A number of executive leaders presented the Justice and Construction Party, the political arm ofBrotherhood Muslims in Libya, their resignations, in a move that reflects the size of the differences and divisions within this party, which is described as the most organized and cohesive, weeks after the election of a new leadership.

Party spokeswoman Samira Al-Azaby, who also holds the position of Vice President of the Justice and Construction Party for Women and Youth Affairs, announced, yesterday evening, Sunday, in a video clip, her resignation from her position and from all the tasks assigned to her due to her disagreement with the newly elected party leadership, regarding visions and goals.

disagreement in directions

The head of the party’s political department, the head of the media department, the head of the youth office, and the head of the administrative and financial affairs department also submitted their resignations, due to the “radical difference in visions and trends with the current that dominated the party presidency in the last general conference.”

While a number of the resigned justified their withdrawal, according to what was reported by local media, that “the party has become expressing the extremist tendencies of the Muslim Brotherhood, in contrast to the policy of flexibility maintained by the previous leadership.”

Libyan Justice and Construction Party حزب

Libyan Justice and Construction Party حزب

Internal elections

It is noteworthy that 3 weeks ago, the Justice and Construction Party held internal elections, which were won by Brotherhood leader Imad Al-Banani, who became the party’s president, succeeding Muhammad Sawan, who led it for 9 years.

In this context, Brotherhood leader and former Transitional Council member Mahdi Kashbour revealed, in a post on his Facebook account today, Monday, that the recent resignations are from Sawan’s supporters after his loss in the elections. He said that this step “confirms what we were saying previously that the previous leadership did not establish the party according to its institutional foundations, administrative systems, and work rules agreed upon in the party’s statute, but was managed by the method of individual activity, which made many party members resign from it or leave it.”

It should be noted that the resignation of senior leaders from the party would reinforce the schisms and quarrels within it, before elections expected at the end of this year, during which the Brotherhood aspires to maintain its presence in the Libyan political scene.

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