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Head of Elections Commission explains to HoR force majeure decision

The Head of the High National Elections Commission (HNEC), Emad Al-Sayeh, told the House of Representatives (HoR) in Tobruk on Monday that three reasons led to the declaration of force majeure and postponement of December 24 elections, saying the HNEC is ready, technically, to hold elections.

Libya’s parliament reaches out to Ankara leaving Gen. Hifter in the cold

A group of Libyan parliamentarians paid an official visit to Turkey Dec. 15, meeting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the parliament speaker. The seven-member group, headed by Libya’s deputy parliament Speaker Fawzi al-Nuwairi, arrived in Ankara for the two-day visit invited by the Turkish parliament’s Libyan-Turkish Parliamentary Friendship Group. …

Libya’s election postponement farce: where do we go from here?

After weeks of uncertainty, Libya’s electoral commission recently suggested the elections be pushed back by a month to 24 January, owing to a lack of preparation and disagreements between different political forces on the legal basis of the poll.