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Elections in Libya: the difficult way ahead

Since the fall of Gaddafi’s regime in 2011, Libya has had three distinct electoral experiences, which have in turn given birth to three political institutions: the General National Congress (GNC), the Constitution Drafting Assembly (CDA) and the House of Representatives (HoR).  

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Libya’s Parliament accuses “certain parties” of protracting political stalemate

The House of Representatives (HoR) has claimed that certain parties in Libya wish to prolong the status quo in the country, keeping it trapped in a political stalemate and hindering the political process “especially after the HoR has passed the 11th and 12th constitutional amendments.”

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HCS head: referendum law on the constitution is contrary to the political agreement

President of the High Council of State (HCS), Khalid al-Mishri, said that the amendments to the Constitutional declaration made by the House of Representatives (HoR), are contrary to the political agreement, noting that this agreement is the only way to a common political formula.

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Libyan election commission says has “zero” budget to prepare polls

Libya’s electoral commission has asked the government for $28.7 million, saying that without funding to boost its “zero” budget it cannot make plans to prepare for a vote on a new constitution and later elections.

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Seif al-Islam letter to Putin reveals roadmap to resolve Libya crisis

A member in the delegation of Seif al-Islam, the son of slain Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi, has revealed the contents of a letter handed over to Russian President Vladimir Putin, pointing out that the letter requests Moscow to support a roadmap to solve the Libyan crisis.

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New currents in Libya’s stagnant waters

The most important development in Libya’s recent history may have just taken place. And it was not a high-level summit, but a new expression of popular opinion on Libya’s future.

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