Libyan Parliament Approves Intelligence Bill


On Tuesday, the Spokesman for the Libyan Parliament, Abdullah Blaiheg announced the approval of a Libyan Intelligence bill. He added that three other bills were voted on before Parliament suspended its session until Wednesday, to continue the discussions.

The official session was chaired by the First Deputy Speaker, Fawzi Al-Nuwairi, and in the presence of the Second Deputy Speaker, Abdel-Hadi Al-Saghir.

During the assembly, a number of draft laws were discussed, the foremost of which was the state general budget law for the year 2022.

In a statement, Blaiheg said that “the session lasted until late in the evening. A number of draft laws were also discussed within the agenda item on what else is needed. After the MPs’ discussions and deliberations on draft laws, the Parliament decided to pass a draft law on regulating and controlling radiological and nuclear activities. They also approved the commercial activity bill, the Libyan intelligence bill, and the Libyan commercial arbitration bill. As well as voting to add a provision to Law No. 7 of 2022 regarding the abolition and amendment of some provisions related to investment portfolios, and a majority vote to add a provision to Law No. 2 of 1979 regarding economic crimes.”

On Monday, the Libyan Parliament voted to choose its representatives in the 6+6 Joint Committee, which will also include representatives from the High Council of State (HCS). The committee was formed to prepare the electoral draft laws, according to the 13th constitutional amendment approved in February.

The Parliament voted in Jalal Al-Shuwaidi and Ezzedine Al-Mnifi for the Cyrenaica region, and candidates Miloud Al-Aswad and Ezzedine Qwereb for the Tripoli region, and the candidates Saleh Qelma and Bouslah Shalabi for the Fezzan region.

The 13th amendment stipulates that a committee of 12 members be formed, with six members from the Parliament and six from the HCS, to agree by a two-thirds majority, to prepare the referendum and election laws.

In the event of disagreement on points of contention, the 6+6 will set up a mechanism to take a final and binding decision. The committee’s outputs will be referred to the Parliament to approve and issue laws, without modification.