Bashagha is one of the most important leaders of the February 17th revolution and one of the most prominent advocates of building a fully sovereign state, which derives its legitimacy from people and is based on respect for human rights, ensuring public freedoms and the peaceful democratic alternation of power.
He also consistently called on Libyans to maintain their unity and stand together to put an end to terrorism and build a state of justice, law, and equality.
After the onset of revolution, Bashagha held several important positions, including being a member of the Libyan Military Council in 2011, and a member of the Shura Council formed by the Local Council of Misurata in 2013.
In June 2014, he was elected member of the Libyan HoR, representing the city of Misurata.
He served as chairman of the Political Dialogue Committee between the HoR and the representatives involved in the boycott at that time, and he held the first meeting in Ghadames in 2014.
He also chaired another meeting a few weeks later in the Libyan capital Tripoli, which was attended by the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and the head of the European Union Commission.
The Parliamentary Political Dialogue Committee was dissolved following the Supreme Court decision, and a new committee was formed -called the Libyan Political Dialogue Committee- of which Fathi Bashagha was a member and participated in its meetings held in Geneva, Ghadames and Skhirat, which resulted in the formation of the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) headed by Fayez al-Sarraj in 2015.
He was appointed as Minister of Interior in the internationally recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) on October 7, 2018, to succeed Brigadier General Abdel Salam Ashour following the issuance of Resolution 1371 of 2018 by the President of the Presidency Council of the GNA, Fayez al-Sarraj, upon successful reforms adopted by the Council at that time.
During his mandate as Minister of Interior, Bashagha sought to break the barrier between the citizen and the Ministry, allowing citizens to communicate with the Ministry of Interior and file complaints more quickly by launching the application الداخلية موبايل , which helped reduce serious and recurrent crimes and abuses.
Under his leadership, the Ministry succeeded in arresting many high-profile criminals such as human traffickers, drug and oil traffickers, and members of extremist groups. He also managed to pursue and arrest many criminals who were trying to flee the country, setting a security precedent in Libya.
Moreover, the Ministry started working on the use of advanced technology to provide smart, sustainable, and secure services, in addition to preparing for the launch of the national smart card and e-passport and concluding contracts for the installation of the electronic visa system for foreigners to enter the country.
Bashagha managed to achieve many security reforms during his tenure at the Ministry, most importantly restoring the Ministry's role, organizing trainings for security services, and setting the bases for the project of dismantling and reintegrating individuals from armed groups
He also made tireless efforts to combat money laundering and fight corruption throughout the country, in cooperation with the Public Prosecutor's Office and financial institutions, to ensure that all those who tried to loot the wealth of the Libyan people are held accountable. Additionally, the Ministry also developed an action plan to categorise, dismantle and disarm militias and armed groups, and to define a process for their eventual integration into security services.
Bashagha has played an important role in strengthening relations and enhancing cooperation between Libya and various influential countries, in the interest of the Libyan state and its various security and military institutions, and in a way that supports reconciliation and peaceful settlement.
Within this framework, he signed cooperation agreements with several prestigious international companies, particularly Airbus, K2 Intelligence, and Rose Partners, to ensure that Libya keeps up with the latest developments and technologies used in the security and technical fields.
Bashagha is preparing to run for the elections scheduled for December 2021. His electoral program will focus on security, national unity, and national reconciliation given the importance of these three elements in ensuring stability; thus, paving the way for international companies to resume their work in the country, which will help increase investment, especially in the country's infrastructure.
In addition, Bashagha puts certain issues at the top of his priorities, particularly citizenship, the fight against corruption, diversity in terms of assets and ethnicity, as well as the need to strengthen the private sector to ensure the diversification of the Libyan economy and stop just relying on the public sector.