Libyan House of Representatives (HoR) Spokesman, Abdullah Blaihiq, announced that HoR members approved law on electing the president directly by the people, and referred the law to the Legislative Committee for final drafting.
In a press release, Blaihiq said that the latest HoR session discussed circulating the state budget bill for the year 2021, amended for the second time by the Government of National Unity (GNU).
The HoR also approved an article of elections law regarding the candidacy of civil and military staff for the presidential elections.
HoR article stipulated that “civilians or military staff running for the position of president of state should be suspended from work three months before the elections, and he or she has the right to return to previous position in the event of losing the elections and should also receive their dues for the three months.”
HoR First Vice-President, Fawzi Nuwairi, commented on the article, describing it as a consensual formula, adding that the elected president would represent the legitimacy of the ballot box, which was accepted by the Libyans.