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Libya moves towards its first presidential election amid fears of stalled process

Libya’s electoral commission will finalise preparations for presidential elections, according to the body. Dr Emad Al-Sayeh, the head of the High National Elections Commission (HNEC), announced at a press briefing on Sunday that the body will set the electoral roll this week, open presidential candidacy nominations in November, and distribute …

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Libya Stabilisation conference’s concluding nine-point statement reiterates 24 December election date

The Libya Stabilisation Conference’s concluding nine-point statement delivered today by Foreign Minister Najla Mangoush reiterated the need for elections to be held on the prescribed time of 24 December this year. There had been some expectations that the conference could be used as the springboard to delay the elections to …

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HoR members denounce international community’s silence toward Tarhouna mass graves

Several House of Representatives (HoR) said they found it strange that the international community was silent toward the discovery of mass graves in Tarhouna, where just recently five new graves had been unearthed with 25 bodies inside, thus bringing the number of bodies to 220.

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High State Council calls on HNEC to cease working with the election laws promulgated unilaterally by HoR

In a letter yesterday, the High State Council (HSC) called on Libya’s High National Elections Commission (HNEC) to cease working with the presidential and parliamentary election laws presented to it by the House of Representatives (HoR).

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In response to Aldabaiba’s Marriage Allowance, HoR grants each Libyan family LD 50,000 – excluding recipients of marriage allowance

In its session today, Libya’s parliament, the House of Representatives (HoR), passed a law granting every Libyan family a LD 50,000 allowance. The Family Allowance is a political reaction by the HoR to Prime Minister Aldabaiba’s Marriage Allowance and Youth Grants/loans.

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Could internal divisions derail Libya’s democratic path?

Libya has faced a bumpy road towards obtaining a stable government, despite establishing a ceasefire in October 2020 which precipitated a unity agreement and slated elections for 24 December 2021.

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