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Eastern warlord sets preconditions for upcoming elections

Khalifa Haftar has preliminarily approved upcoming elections, but calls for the relocation of the headquarters of the High National High Elections Commission (HNEC) from Tripoli and the change of its management, Al-Salheen Al-Ghaithi, a member of the Dialogue Committee of House of Representatives, declares.

ACA reminds of regulation prohibiting Libyan dual nationals from holding top positions

The Tripoli-based Administrative Control Authority (ACA) has issued a statement reminding all state bodies of the 2010 regulation (No 24) that prohibits Libyans with dual nationalities from holding any top state positions. The ACA is the state monitoring body concerned with state-sector employees.

Haftar’s supporters destroy election boards in Benghazi

Some of the supporters of the commander of the Dignity Operation, General Khalifa Haftar, destroyed the boards of the elections centres in the city of Benghazi, on Friday. The group wanted to send out a message that they are against the elections, calling the Libyans not to register or participate …

Transitional period must finish by end of 2018, says Salamé

Libya’s transitional period must be completed before the end of 2018, UN envoy to Libya Ghassan Salamé has said. Speaking at a question-and-answer session with Libyan journalists at the old royal palace in Tripoli today, he said that he had come to Libya to share in building institutions.

90 HoR members call for forming a committee to pick sovereign posts’ candidates

90 members of the Tobruk-based House of Representatives (HoR) have called for forming a committee to choose candidates to fill the sovereign posts in Libya in coordination with the High Council of State (HCS) – the rival legislative body in Tripoli.

HNEC launches election registration campaign

As UN special envoy Ghassan Salamé together with Khalifa Hafter, Faiez Serraj, Ageela Saleh and other top Libyan players discuss having fresh elections, possibly as early as September next year, the High National Elections Commission (HNEC) has started an advertising campaign encouraging Libyans to register to vote.

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.

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 …