A mayor for Sirte is to be elected on 12 December. The date has been chosen by the Central Committee for Municipal Council Elections (CCMCE) following the crushing of the so-called Islamic State (IS) in the town.
In a major blow to almost three years of efforts by the UN to stabilise Libya, the House of Representatives (HoR) today voted to reject the Government of National Accord proposed by the internationally-recognised Presidency Council led by Faiez Serraj.
Against the odds Libya has already held successful elections for parliament, the constitutional drafting committee and local councillors.
The House of Representatives (HoR) is in the final stages of amending the controversial Political Isolation Law (PIL) passed by the GNC a year and a half ago. At the time it was seen as being voted through under pressure by Islamists and various revolutionary groups in Tripoli.
The head of Libya’s self-declared government, Omar al-Hassi, has called in an interview with AFP for new elections to pull the violence-wracked nation back from chaos.
The High National Elections Commission has announced candidates who are standing for election to House of Representatives for Derna.
The body compiling a new constitution has continued working in the eastern town of Bayda and hopes to put a draft up for vote in December, its spokesman al-Sadiq al-Serrsi said.
The national political crisis may dominate the news but, away from Tripoli and Benghazi and one or two other hotspots, local democracy continues to thrive in Libya. Yesterday, new municipal councils were sworn in and mayors elected for Khoms, Nisma, Zuwara and Baten Al Jebel (Jebel Nafusa). It brings to 64 the …
TRIPOLI 26 August 2014 (IRIN) – Black smoke from a massive fuel depot fire has been lingering over the heads of the residents of the capital Tripoli for more than four weeks. While the smoke has lessened since July, the fuel fires, water-supply cuts and regular gun-fire are signs that …
Libya’s parliament on Tuesday approved a constitutional amendment for the direct election of an interim president, a member of parliament said.