By Hadi Fornaji.
Tripoli, 17 October 2015:
There was a formal handover ceremony from the previous Amazigh Supreme Council (AMC) to the newly . . .[restrict]elected one at a ceremony at the Waddan Hotel in Tripoli today.
Elections for the AMC, which campaigns for Amazigh rights although it remains officially unrecognised by either the House of Representatives or the General National Congress took place on 30 August. Members represent ten Amazigh towns in the west of Libya: Zuwara, Nalut, Kabaw, Yefren, Al-Qala, Rahibat, Wazin, Jadu, Tamzin and Garigan.
The AMC’s former president, Ibrahim Makhluof, said that while the Amazigh community had not taken part of the Libya Dialogue negotiations, it supported and accepted the proposed government of national accord because the county needed security and stability. He added that, nonetheless, he did not believe that the UN Special Envoy had Libya’s interests heart. [/restrict]