Libya’s decision to postpone a landmark presidential vote has damaged efforts to rebuild a nation riven by conflict since the overthrow of strongman Moammar Al Qaddafi a decade ago. Foreign powers that waged a proxy war there still appear to support a transition to democracy. But the delay has weakened …
The Roadmap Committee formed by the House of Representatives (HoR) has discussed with the Chairman of the High National Elections Commission (HNEC), Imad Al-Sayeh, the reasons for the suspension of the referendum process previously and ways to implement the draft constitution.
The constitution should be adopted as soon as possible in order for elections to be held peacefully and for Libya to attain stability, Libya’s High Council Chairperson Khalid al-Mishri and Ankara’s Ambassador to Tripoli Kenan Yılmaz stated.
Flames on the Horizon? … Libya may be heading toward new rounds of conflict in the aftermath of its recently aborted elections
Nearly ten years ago, in the summer of 2012, the citizens of Libya went to the polls for the first time in four decades to vote for a national legislature. It was a watershed moment in the country’s path after the overthrow and death of Libyan dictator Muammar al-Qaddafi at …
“Why have you killed my father and my uncles and my grandfather? Where is the justice?” Libya’s journey since the Arab Spring has been tumultuous. And now with elections postponed, what hope is there for a transition to democracy? Al Jazeera’s Libya Reporter Malik Traina describes the challenges the country …
Two days after reporting to and facing questions from the House of Representatives (HoR) at a special session in Tobruk, the High National Elections Commission’s (HNEC) head, Emad Sayeh, hosted in Tripoli today, Stephanie Williams, Special Advisor to the UN Secretary General.
HCS stresses the need to expedite constitutional referendum process, issuing consensus laws for elections
The head of the High Council of State (HCS), Khaled Al-Mishri, held a meeting on Wednesday, with the heads of the council’s permanent committees, to discuss the latest political developments, especially the election file.
Elections Can’t Fix What’s Wrong With Libya: A canceled presidential election might be just what the country needs.
Rather than offering a solution to Libya’s problems, an election might have simply compounded them. The existing election law hasn’t been accepted by all the participants; there are ongoing disputes over the eligibility of some of the main candidates and the eventual powers of the future president and parliament. If …
National Forces for Change presents proposal for holding sequential elections, starting with parliamentary
Representatives of the National Forces for Change has presented a proposal to the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) for a sequenced approach to the electoral process with the holding of parliamentary elections first.
The High National Elections Commission (HNEC) will continue to consult with all parties and agencies concerned with the electoral process in order to remove the so-called force majeure factors that had led to the postponement of the 24 December 2021 elections.