The Amazigh Supreme Council today declared in Tripoli its total rejection of the Constitutional Committee to be elected tomorrow and any constitution it devises. It announced that it plans instead to hold its own elections for a parliament for the Amazigh. No date was given.
Ali Shaikhi, Osama Siala and Al-Aref Al-Khouja at HNEC headquarters (Photo: Ahmed Elumami)
Despite security challenges, elections are to go ahead in the Cyrenaica towns of Kufra and Derna where inhabitants have been plagued by some of the worst violence in the country since the revolution.
Voter Mohamad Al-Jabani and IOM staff member Raghad Kebhaj (Photo: Shahrazad Kablan)
Life continued in Tripoli as normal today as leaders from across the political landscape and revolutionaries alike today lined up to support the General National Congress after yesterday’s ultimatum to its members from the Qaaqaa and Sawaiq brigades to resign within five hours or be arrested.
[Magharebia]Sirte -Libyans saw fireworks and flags this week, but for many, they only served to showcase how little had been accomplished in the last three years.
There was confusion at the General National Congress this evening after it was announced on TV that Zintan’s Qaqaa and Sawaiq brigades had issued an ultimatum to its members to resign by 10 pm or be arrested. Members and staff are reported to have left the Congress building but there was …
An image circulating on social media websites showing independence flags being burned
On Feb. 14, 92 prisoners escaped from their prison in the Libyan town of Zliten. 19 of them were eventually recaptured, two of whom were wounded in clashes with the guards. It was just another daily episode highlighting the utter chaos, which has engulfed Libya since 2011.
Military personnel can vote in Thursday’s elections for the 60-member Constitutional Committee, so long as they have registered, the Higher National Elections Commision (HNEC) announced yesterday.