By Sami Zaptia.
Tripoli, 8 May 2013:
Prime Minister Ali Zeidan, speaking at this evening’s press conference stressed that there is an urgent . . .[restrict]need to engender “a culture of debate” in Libya and admitted he worked long hours.
Speaking at the end of a very stressful and crises week politically for Libya, the Prime Minister revealed that in his opinion “it was clear that there is a misunderstanding on some issues”, without elaborating as to which issues exactly.
Zeidan was in all probabilities referring to the use of force by armed militias or thuwar to force their point of view on the rest of Libyan society.
“There is not enough debate”, Zeidan added. “From the beginning of December”, he revealed, “I have agreed with the GNC and Tariq Mitri of the UN to start a national debate”.
“I have met with the political groups and the thuwar and agreed to start a national debate. I stress my desire to communicate with the public”, Zeidan said, maybe admitting a failure in his communication strategy and policy.
Zeidan blamed his lack of or failure to communicate better with the general public and society on his long working schedule. “I work 18 and 20 hours..and hold long meetings”, he revealed. We “welcome debate” and we need “channels” of debate he added. [/restrict]