HomePoliticsthe Libyan “6+6” Committee has agreed on certain points

the Libyan “6+6” Committee has agreed on certain points

The joint commission charged by the Libyan House of Representatives and the State with preparing the “6 + 6” electoral laws held its meetings in the seaside resort of Bouznika. The head of the delegation of the High Council of State to the joint committee for the preparation of electoral laws in Libya “6 + 6″.

Omar Muhammad Abu Lifa said on reading a statement that the ongoing meetings have been characterized by a positive atmosphere to discuss electoral and presidential laws, and that a consensus has been reached regarding the election of the President of Libya and Parliament.

The Joint Committee announced on Tuesday the achievement of a comprehensive agreement on a number of issues related to the holding of elections in the country. This is in any case what emerges from the press release read by the spokesman of the joint committee Omar Muhammad Abu Lifa, during a press conference in the town of Bouznika.

The latter said that the committee “reached a complete agreement on the points related to the election of the President of the State and the members of the National Assembly, in addition to the way of involving the parties in the elections to the Parliament through partisan lists or individual applications“. He went on to say “There is progress in the definition and distribution of seats in the House of Representatives and the Senate according to electoral districts, and the procedures for the formation and approval of lists of nominations, representation of women and control of offenses electoral ».

Abu Lifa said there has been progress in the agreement on the “electoral appeal procedures for elections for the President of the State, the House of Representatives and the Senate, and the regulation of the right of all candidates to have fair access to government and private media platforms“. He further clarified that “the next legislative authority (the National Assembly) will be composed of two chambers: the House of Representatives and the Senate, which takes time to develop and control its legislation”.

The spokesperson did not provide additional details on the nature of the progress of these files. He simply pointed out that “the legislative and presidential elections will be organized according to simultaneous procedures“. According to Abu Lifa, the Committee affirmed its keenness to complete the preparation of various draft electoral laws during the ongoing meetings in Morocco. This aims to achieve a consensual and comprehensive legislative framework for elections in Libya. It goes without saying that this is in constant consultation with the judicial bodies and the technical bodies represented by the High National Electoral Commission and the United Nations Support Mission in Libya. (“Libya: the “6 + 6″ committee reaches an agreement on the preparation of…”)

Morocco, in order to resolve this power struggle, has already hosted 5 rounds of dialogue between the parties concerned in Libya, which culminated in January 2021, in the conclusion of an agreement on a mechanism for exercising sovereign positions, in more than one meeting between delegations from the High Council of State and the House of Representatives on the electoral law during September 2021.

The UN is the sponsor of these negotiations between the House of Representatives and the High Council of State (Upper House of Parliament – ​​consultative – based in Tripoli) which is held in Morocco in Bouznika to agree on a constitutional basis for the holding legislative and presidential elections.

This path, blocked for some time, seems to have opened up new horizons in view of the positive atmosphere that emanates from the meetings. The only problem for the time being, however, and not least Dbeibeh, refuses to hand over power other than to a government appointed by a newly elected parliament. What we are trying to decant in Bouznika.



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