In a statement released yesterday, the UN Security Council (UNSC) reiterated its full support for its Special Representative, Ghassan Salame, for a political solution to Libya’s ongoing political impasse.
TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Libya should hold parliamentary and presidential elections by year end, the internationally recognised Prime Minister Fayez al-Serraj said on Tuesday.
The Chairman of the central committee for the Local Government Elections, Salim bin Tahia, revealed that the first phase of municipal elections will be held on the 30th of this month, for 15 municipal councils who have finalized the files of their candidates.
UN envoy to Libya Ghassan Salame has said that no date would be set for elections in the Arab country before a settlement is reached for the crisis.
In a statement released yesterday congratulating the Libyan people on the occasion of the eight anniversary on Sunday of Libya’s 17 February 2011 resolution, the Tripoli Protection Force (TPF), said they supported tolerant Islam, democracy and renounced the criminal Hafter.
A Brookings Institute paper published today entitled “Empowered decentralization: A city-based strategy for rebuilding Libya”, proposes a more active US role in Libyan affairs to reduce external interference.
In its two sessions held on Monday and Tuesday, Libya’s internationally-recognized parliament, the House of Representatives (HoR), debated some potentially key pieces of legislation.
Firstly, at the request of the High National Election Commission (HNEC), the contested referendum law was amended.
Secondly, the draft law on supervising funds raised from the new levy imposed by the Tripoli Central Bank of Libya on the sale of foreign exchange was forwarded by the HoR to the National Planning Council to study and return its feedback within two weeks.
Libya’s High National Election Commission (HNEC) launched the logo for the referendum campaign on the country’s draft permanent constitution.
The logo will be used as part of he awareness campaign by HNEC.
The logo, HNEC explained, consists of a combination of a bridge, symbolizing the transition to permanent stability, and a book that symbolizes the constitution.
It will be recalled that Libya’s Tobruk-based and internationally-recognized parliament, the House of Representatives, handed over the country’s constitution Referendum Law to HNEC on 29 November.
The international conference on Libya held by Italy in its Sicilian city of Palermo came to an end yesterday without any major breakthrough.
The concluding two-and-a-half page statement was overwhelmingly a re-statement of the contents of the long-established UNSMIL and Paris conference principles.
However, Palermo put a final end to the Paris conference’s December 2018 election hopes.
It stressed that only political rather than a military solution is viable in Libya, while reaffirming the LPA framework and UNSMIL Action Plan.
The UN Envoy to Libya, Ghassan Salame, called Monday on the Speaker of the House of Representatives (HoR) Aqila Saleh to clarify his position on the constitution referendum law and to confirm whether or not there has been a vote on the resolution.
Clashes erupted on Tuesday on the Tripoli Tariq Al-Matar (Airport Road) between Liwaa Al-Summod forces led by former Libyan Dawn leader Salah Badi and Central Security Department forces in Abu Salim led by Abdelghani Al-Kikli.
Libya’s House of Representatives (HoR), Libya’s internationally recognized parliament, failed to muster a quorum for yesterday’s session, which it needed in order to vote-in the constitutional amendment needed to legalise its referendum bill. The referendum bill was agreed in principle at the HoR’s last session before the Eid holidays – subject to a constitutional amendment being passed.
Within the HoR there exists deep opposition to both elections and the proposed constitution.
Plans for Libya’s referendum on a new constitution on September 16 followed by parliamentary and presidential elections in December are in disarray following the decision by the House of Representatives (HoR) to again delay a vote on the issue.
Le Conseil de sécurité de l'ONU a approuvé mercredi 6 juin un texte endossant la Déclaration de Paris de mai sur la Libye prévoyant des élections présidentielle et législatives avant fin 2018, sans toutefois mentionner la date du 10 décembre pour ces scrutins.
Yesterday, President Emmanuel Macron managed to break the Libyan iceberg in Paris. He convened all four parties to the Libyan conflict, along with the heavyweight presence of presidents and high delegations from a number of state. The meeting resulted in the parties agreeing to a joint statement. This statement symbolizes a new roadmap for Libya: a shortcut to elect legitimate institutions for a probably new transitional period that would lead to the adoption of a Libyan constitution and stability for the country.
Les principaux acteurs politiques libyens se sont engagés mardi 29 mai, à Paris, à assurer l'organisation d'élections présidentielle et législatives le 10 décembre 2018. Bien que nombre de questions restent en suspens sur ce document qui n'a pas encore été paraphé, le ton était à l'optimisme à l'issue de la rencontre.