Egypt Praises Libya’s 6+6 Joint Committee’s Electoral Work

Egypt Praises Libya’s 6+6 Joint Committee's Electoral Work
Egypt Praises Libya’s 6+6 Joint Committee's Electoral Work

The Egyptian Foreign Ministry welcomed the efforts of the Libyan 6+6 Joint Committee to start preparing election laws for the country’s long-awaited Parliamentary and Presidential elections.

“Egypt looks forward to the continuing of the efforts of the 6 + 6 Joint Committee… to prepare the legislative framework for simultaneous Presidential and Parliamentary elections as soon as possible,” the Egyptian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Wednesday, according to Al-Ahram Online.

On his part, the media advisor to the Parliament Speaker, Fathi Al-Marimi said that the Committee “continues to discuss controversial points. The most prominent of which is the candidacy of dual nationals and military personnel for the Presidency or Parliament.”

Al-Marimi added, in press statements, that the committee is “working in a positive atmosphere in Morocco, and has reached important agreements.”

On Tuesday, the Committee, entrusted by the Libyan Parliament and the High Council of State (HCS) with the drafting of electoral laws, called for the formation of a unified government that paves the way for holding elections across the country.

This meeting, which was held in Morocco, aimed at drafting laws to organize the elections, in accordance with the roadmap announced by the UN Envoy, Abdoulaye Bathily in February.

In a statement read by the Head of the HCS delegation, Omar Buleifa said that the upcoming Presidential and legislative elections “will be held simultaneously.” He announced that they had “achieved complete consensus regarding the controversial points related to the process of electing a president for Libya, and the National Assembly.”

Buleifa added that they also “agreed on the mechanism of engaging the political parties in the coming Parliamentary elections, whether through party lists or individual candidates.”

He stated that “the next legislative authority will consist of two chambers, namely the Parliament and the Senate.”

Furthermore, significant headway has been made in determining the allocation of seats for both houses, ensuring fair representation for all Libyans.
This crucial step is seen as a significant contribution towards the long-awaited elections, which hold the promise of ending the years of chaos and instability in the country.