Monday, September 27, 2021

UN Mission says it will provide technical support during Libyan election talks in Rome

UN Mission says it will provide technical support during Libyan election talks in Rome

The United Nations Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) said on Monday that it will provide technical support and advice to the House of Representatives and the High National Elections Commission (HNEC) during ongoing consultations in Rome about developing draft electoral laws, which are taking place 26-29 of July.

In a statement released today, the U.N. Mission said that it accepted the invitation of the House to provide support to the work of the House Committee, established pursuant to the parliament decision 42 of 7 July 2021.

This special committee is tasked in with drafting electoral laws after the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF) failed to reach agreement on the constitutional basis for the December elections.

“UNSMIL stresses the importance of an inclusive electoral process and of including the High Council of State in the preparation of the electoral laws, including during the meeting in Rome, in line with relevant provisions of the Libyan Political Agreement and the Tunis Roadmap regarding the preparation of the electoral legislation,” the U.N. Mission said in a statement.

The Mission urged the HoR and the HCS to act in goodwill towards these objectives and to coordinate in line with the relevant provisions of the Libyan political agreement.