Libyan Parliament to Discuss Elections With Parties

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The Road Map Committee of the Libyan House of Representatives (HoR) announced that it will start its meetings with all Libyan parties (political, military, security and other parties concerned with the political process). It will do so in order to expand the base of participation and listen to all opinions and proposals.

In a statement, the committee added that in the first stage it will meet with the Libyan High Council of State (HCS), the National Constitution Drafting Authority, the Presidential Council and political parties. This will occur in accordance with the required arrangements and in coordination with these bodies.

This decision was made in the second meeting of the committee at the headquarters of the HoR in Tripoli. The meeting dealt with the committee’s work program and the parties it will communicate with.

In press statements, the Head of Parliament’s Road Map Committee, Nasr El-Din Muhanna, revealed that the committee held two meetings since its formation, one in the city of Tobruk and the other in the capital, Tripoli.

Muhanna added that “the committee has met twice since its formation in Tobruk and Tripoli to draw a clear, practical and comprehensive map for the next stage.”

He explained that this will only be achieved with the participation of all political decision-makers in Libya. Furthermore citizens will be aware of the committee’s work through its upcoming press briefings.

Notably, the Libyan Parliament held several meetings to discuss the reports issued by the High National Election Commission (HNEC), the security services, and the Roadmap Committee, according to Spokesman, Abdullah Blaiheg.

In a statement to Al-Araby TV, Blaiheg added, “during this stage, the House is requesting more clarifications about the obstacles that prevented the holding of the elections. Therefore, it will wait for the next session for the appearance of the Head and members of the HNEC, to listen to them on this issue.”

Blaiheg also confirmed that the Parliament would discuss obstacles presented by the concerned agencies, related to appeals and legal issues. In addition to several security issues mentioned in a confidential report issued by the General Intelligence Services.