Al-Senussi confirmed his ability to play the role of the great peacemaker (Prince Muhammad Al-Rida Al-Senussi’s website)

The French newspaper "La Croix" published a report talking about the possibility of the return of the monarchy to Libya, stating that it finds widespread support among internal and external political forces, as a way to unify a state consisting of 3 regions that enjoy broad autonomy.

The report, written by Baptiste Françoise, stated that the Prime Minister of Tripoli, Abdul Hamid Al-Dabaiba, called on Crown Prince Mohammed Al-Hassan Al-Rida Al-Senussi to return to Libya on the ninth of February in order to end the electoral impasse, and to block the way for retired Major General Khalifa Haftar or any of the children of the late Colonel Muammar. Gaddafi.

The writer says that Al-Senussi will reside in Al-Khaled Palace, where Idris Al-Senussi I ruled between 1951 and 1969, the year in which Gaddafi overthrew the monarchy.

Al-Dabaiba had asked the Presidential Council, which has been meeting there since 2017, to vacate the headquarters, while the Libyan media is once again studying the possibility of restoring the monarchy, sparking heated discussions about the official visit of Prince Senussi, “the worthy heir to the throne.”

Al-Dabaiba presents the arrival of Crown Prince Senussi, whose father was exiled to London and buried in Medina, as a means of restoring the political unity of the country.

An expanded meeting of Al-Senussi with important Libyan figures

The report indicated that Prince Senussi, before setting foot on Libyan territory, was keen to meet in Istanbul, in mid-January, with a group of important Libyan figures, including members of the House of Representatives, Senate, and tribesmen, with the aim of mobilizing public opinion.

The writer said that supporters of the monarchy are demanding a return to the Constitution of the Kingdom of Libya of 1951, and this would re-establish a state consisting of 3 regions enjoying broad autonomy, and the project finds support from several Arab and Western countries.

The writer confirmed that Mustafa Abdel Jalil, head of the Libyan National Transitional Council for the post-Gaddafi era, believes that “the only solution today for Libya is to return to the monarchy.”

The writer reported that in the face of this initiative, there was complete silence on the part of retired Major General Haftar, who is allied with Russia.

A popular base and a broad social incubator

Mohamed Al-Sallak, former spokesman for the Presidential Council of the Government of National Accord, wants to give the royal scenario a chance, because it is realistic, noting, on the Al-Mashhad Digital website, that “there is a popular base and social incubator that strongly supports this option and considers it an alternative to the current situation and the constitutional impasse, but it has not yet gained the necessary momentum.” ".

Françoise says that for this return to be achieved, it will be necessary, in any case, to organize a referendum, the formulation of which Libyans are still divided.

The writer attributed to Prince Muhammad Al-Rida Al-Senussi his assertion that he is capable of playing the role of the great peacemaker, as he announced in Istanbul that “the Libyan situation does not allow for organizing elections as long as tensions and the struggle over money and power continue,” considering that he has the will and energy to carry out this task.

She concluded that the appearance of Al-Senussi again seems like revenge against history and against the family of the late Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, whose son Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi also intends to run in the upcoming elections.

Source: Lacroix