March 2, 2011 / 12:04 PM / 8 years ago

Gaddafi says holds no office to step down from

TRIPOLI, March 2 (Reuters) - Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, who has lost swathes of his country to rebels, said on Wednesday that he was not a president and so could not resign his position, and said there were no internal problems in Libya.

“Muammar Gaddafi is not a president to resign, he does not even have a parliament to dissolve,”he said in a speech, adding that he held “no position from which to step down.”

“The Libyan system is a system of the people and no one can go against the authority of the people. .. The people are free to chose the authority they see fit,” he said.

Writing by Edmund Blair in Cairo

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