LIBYAN FM SUGGESTS ELECTIONS

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STORY: LIBYAN FM SUGGESTS ELECTIONS
DATELINE: April 21, 2011
LENGTH: 0:00:33
LOCATION: Tripoli

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Libyan Foreign Minister Abdelati Obeidi says Libyan government can hold elections, including on the future of leader Muammar Gaddafi, if Western air strikes stopped.

According to reports on Wednesday, Obeidi said if the bombing stopped, after six months there could be an election supervised by the UN.

Obeidi said the government are serious about a properly verifiable ceasefire supervised by foreign observers.

The foreign minister also criticised Britain's decision to send military officers to advise Libyan rebels.

The British government dismissed Obeidi's ceasefire offer.

A British Foreign Office spokesman said Gaddafi must pull his forces back from the cities he is besieging before a real political transition takes place in Libya.
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