Libyan tribal leaders affirmed their endorsement of the Presidential and Parliamentary election laws, passed by the Libyan Parliament.
This came during a meeting between the Speaker of the House, Ageela Saleh and leaders of the Harabi, Baraasa, Darsa, Alhassa, Ouled Hamad, Fayid, and Al-Obeidat tribes.
Fathi Al-Marmi, Saleh’s media advisor stated that the tribal delegation “urged the swift formation of a unified government for all of Libya. This government will be tasked with conducting elections and supporting the High National Elections Commission (HNEC).
He added that the Parliament is committed to issuing the laws as drafted by the 6+6 Joint Committee, in accordance with Constitutional Declaration No. 13. He also highlighted that preparations are underway for Presidential and Parliamentary elections. As well as the establishment of a unified government to oversee the electoral process.
Last week, Saleh referred the laws for the Presidential and Parliamentary elections to HNEC.
The Libyan Parliament unanimously passed laws for the Presidential and Parliamentary elections, according to Spokesman, Abdullah Blaiheg.
The legislation was prepared by the 6+6 Joint Committee, which consists of MP’s and members of the High Council of State (HCS).
During the session in Benghazi, Saleh announced that he had received the election laws from MP, Jalal Al-Shuaybi.
Saleh confirmed that these laws, in accordance with constitutional amendments, are inclusive and do not exclude any eligible candidates, whether civilian or military.
Saleh praised the Joint Committee for achieving this milestone, and stated that it lays the foundation for consolidating authority in the country. He added that the laws are fulfilling the Libyan people’s desire for elections.
For its part, the HCS in Libya has taken a stance against the Parliament Speaker, accusing him of failing to adhere to electoral laws.
In response to the approval of laws, Mohamed Maazeb, a member of the HCS, voiced concerns.
He stated to Sputnik News, “Parliament Speaker Ageela Saleh is attempting to form a new government without abiding by electoral laws,” emphasizing that Saleh intends to retain these laws until his objectives are met.