HoR says HNEC did not inform it of alternative date proposal for delayed elections

HoR says HNEC did not inform it of alternative date proposal for delayed elections

The Libyan House of Representatives (HoR) has said the High National Elections Commission (HNEC) did not officially inform it of a proposal for an alternative date for the delayed December 24 elections.

HoR announced the continuation of work on the road map to organize the next stage, in consultation with the concerned parties, after its session in Tobruk today.

The House decided to summon HNEC Board of Directors to listen to what was stated in the report of the Committee for Following up on the Electoral Process.

It is noteworthy that the follow up committee recommended that HoR not interfere in the rulings of the judiciary, because this is a matter of prejudice to an independent authority whose rulings are the title of the truth.

It also recommended that HoR must continue as a sponsor of the political and legislative process and continue to distance itself from delving into the political dates that are determined by some parties unrealistically for the purpose of local consumption or international marketing.

The Committee said relying on a specific date for holding the elections is a repetition of the failed experiment that the Commission fought based on an unjust decision issued by the Political Dialogue Committee under the auspices of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL).

The committee also recommended, at the conclusion of its report, “the development of a realistic and applicable road map set with durations and stages, not dates and times within a constitutional framework, and the initiation of amending the draft constitution through a technical committee appointed by the HoR with fair participation of the State Council so that it rebuilds the draft constitution in a way that achieves the highest interest.”