Libya’s parliament on Tuesday suspended its session until next week without a vote on any of the proposals raised on Monday for handling the fallout of last week’s delayed election.
Parliament spokesman Abdullah Blehaq said that the House of Representatives (HoR) would declare in the coming session that the UK ambassador to Libya is a persona non grata and will assign the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to communicate with the concerned authorities to inform them of the decision.
A senior UN official said on Monday the main focus after the delay of last week’s planned election in Libya should be on ways to move forward with the vote rather than on the fate of the interim government.
Libya’s parliament has refused to fix a date for presidential elections meant to have taken place last week, leaving question marks about the fate of the poll.
The committee of the House of Representatives (HoR) that is tasked with monitoring the election process said relying on a specific date for holding elections is similar to repeating the failure of the High National Elections Commission (HNEC) based on an unstudied decision by the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum under …
HNEC report to HoR sets out legal reasons why final candidates’ lists could not be announced – which led to the postponement of the elections
In its report to parliament (HoR) on the postponed 24 December Libyan elections, the country’s High National Elections Commission (HNEC) reported several violations by the appeals committees in the presidential elections.
The House of Representatives’ (HoR) committee of foreign affairs has condemned the statement of the UK embassy in Libya in which it reiterated support for the Government of National Unity (GNU) and considered it an intervention in Libyan domestic affairs.
The United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy and the United States have urged war-torn Libya to set a new date for delayed presidential election quickly.
Libyans were meant to elect a president Friday hoping to help end years of turmoil, but the poll was delayed amid intense rivalries, UN failures and legal issues, experts say.
The UN Secretary General’s Advisor on Libya, Stephanie Williams, discussed with presidential candidate, Aqila Saleh, the latest developments of setting a new date for presidential and parliamentary elections.