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Libya’s Prime Minister discusses elections with US NGOs

The head of the Government of National Accord (GNA), Faiz Al-Saraj received at his residence in Washington, DC, a number of non-governmental American orginizations officials specialized in the field of elections.

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Libyan elections will be held in 2018 only if conditions are right: Salame

Libya Herald’s Co-founder and Managing Editor Sami Zaptia was invited by the organizers of the Rome 2017 Mediterranean Dialogues (29 November to 2 December) to interview in front of a live audience Special Representative of the Secretary General of the UN (SRSG) and UNSMIL head Ghassan Salame. The interview was …

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Libya is going to elections, constitution referendum in 2018: Prime Minister says

The Prime Minister of the Government of National Accord (GNA) Fayez Al-Serraj has disclosed that there has been agreement with the Libyan National Elections Commission to organize the parliamentary and presidential elections early in 2018.

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The Netherlands gives $1.65 million to support Libya elections

The Dutch government has given $1.65 million to help with the next round of elections in Libya. It has been handed to the UN Development Programme for it electoral project fund which is aimed at ensuring that the High National Elections Commission’s (HNEC) management of the election processes is in …

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How Islamic State is undermining peace prospects in Libya

The Islamic State (IS) reappeared in Libya almost a year after it was ousted from its stronghold of Sirte on the Mediterranean coast. In a video clip released Aug. 28 by IS’ Amaq news agency, two fighters appeared at an ad hoc checkpoint on the highway heading south of Sirte toward Jufra. In …

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CDA vote on draft constitution ruled invalid by Beida court

The appeal court in Beida has ruled as invalid the vote at the end of last month by the Constitution Drafting Assembly approving its draft constitution. It says that the CDA had not followed its own rules in the vote by holding it on a Saturday and that consequently the …

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A Constitution That Doesn’t Protect Rights and Freedoms: Libya Writes Its Constitution

On July 29, forty-three members among a sixty-member Constituent Assembly in Libya, voted in support of the Libyan constitution draft. This voting has concluded a long and complicated process of debate that has been continued for more than three years to write a constitution that has the support of a …

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CDA calls on election commission to prepare referendum on draft constitution as Tebu representatives reject it

Despite confusion over the past couple of days as to whether the Constitution Drafting Assembly (CDA) had legally voted in favour of the final version of its proposed constitution, it today told the High National Elections Commission (HNEC) to prepare for a referendum on it.

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