Libya’s parliament on Monday suspended its sessions indefinitely until a new date is set for the presidential election postponed last month.
Libya’s eastern-based house of representatives has requested the elections commission to set a new date for the country’s postponed elections, Anadolu Agency (AA) reported Tuesday.
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.
The House of Representative’s (HoR) Road Map Committee met the heads of the various High State Council (HSC) Committees yesterday.
Libya’s interim Prime Minister Abdulhamid Dbeibah led a cabinet meeting on Thursday, marking his return to the post despite concerns that postponement of the country’s presidential election could jeopardize his position.
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.
HoR presidency meets its Road Map Committee to put Libya back on course for elections – report and analysis
The Presidency of the House of Representatives (HoR) held a meeting yesterday with the HoR’s Road Map Committee at the HoR’s Tobruk headquarters.
The High Council of State (HCS) says that it is unlikely to conduct elections on January 24, expecting that they will be held in mid-2022, provided that all political parties have “goodwill.”
The Libyan House of Representatives convened on Tuesday to debate proposals on how to move forward after the elections originally slated for 24 December had been postponed.
Members of the House of Representatives (HoR) met behind closed doors on Monday to listen to reports on the elections from the Ministry of Interior, the General Intelligence Agency, the Administrative Control Authority, and the Parliamentary Committee.