Since 2012, multiple failed political transitions have taken their toll on the Libyan people. The continued and increasingly complex internal divisions and external vectors affecting Libya threaten to send it into another spiral of crisis and violence. Local and national leaders working in good faith to stabilize the country have …
Liby’a Joint Committee (6+6) yesterday announced that a full consensus has been reached regarding the election of the head of state and members of the House of Representatives, as well as how to involve the political parties in the elections through party lists or individual candidacies.
The “National Constants Forum” has rejected the 13th constitutional amendment, stressing the need to end the current political division by holding legislative elections to come out with one body that represents everyone, away from regionalism, partisanship, tribalism and quotas.
Aguila Saleh, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, said on Saturday the House will not accept that the Government of National Unity, led by Abdul Hamid Dbeibeh, supervises the elections which is planned by the end of the year.
The Libyan Parliament Speaker, Aguila Saleh, was briefed on the progress of the work of the High National Elections Commission (HNEC).
Khaled Al-Mishri, chairman of Libya’s High Council of State, criticized the parliament’s decision on Tuesday to to replace Fathi Bashagha as prime minister, slamming the move as a “political absurdity” in a statement via Twitter.
Libya’s eastern-based parliament voted on Tuesday to replace Fathi Bashagha as prime minister, its spokesperson said, after he failed to take office in Tripoli where the incumbent Abdulhamid al-Dbeibah has refused to cede power.
The Speaker of the Libyan House of Representatives (HoR), Aqila Saleh, received Tuesday Jalal al-Shuwaidi, HoR member and Chairman of the Joint Committee for the Preparation of Electoral Laws (6+6), representing the House.
The Committee for Drafting Electoral Laws (6 + 6) held its second meeting, on Sunday, at the headquarters of the House of Representatives (HoR) in Tripoli, agreeing to hold a meeting with the Chairman of the High National Elections Commission, according HoR spokesperson, Abdullah Bliheq.
Women of the High Council of State and House of Representatives join to advocate for more representation in Libya’s future parliament
As Libya moves toward establishing electoral laws, female members of the High Council of State and the House of Representatives have agreed to work together to advocate for greater women’s representation in the country’s future parliament.