On Saturday, the Head of the Libyan High Council of State (HCS) Mohamed Takala stated that his council has not rejected the electoral laws.
During a joint press conference with Moroccan Foreign Minister, Nasser Bourita in Rabat, Takala emphasized that the HCS had “adopted the electoral laws in an official session, and rejected any amendments made afterwards.”
Takala expressed readiness to discuss the electoral laws if the House of Representatives, the key partner in the constitutional process, desires. He emphasized, however, the importance of “not disregarding the agreements reached in Bouznika and any new consensus should include our input.”
The recent electoral laws were a result of an agreement reached by the 6+6 Joint Committee, formed by the Parliament and the HCS for the preparation of electoral laws. This agreement, finalized in Bouznika, Morocco, covered both Presidential and legislative electoral laws.
The HCS Chief noted that the Bouznika talks, “marked a significant step in Libya’s journey toward political stability.”
These talks, aimed at unifying state institutions and paving the way for elections on a constitutional basis, signify a renewed commitment to dialogue and collaboration, potentially leading to political stability and unity in Libya. The UN, EU, Arab League, and other international entities recognized Morocco’s role in facilitating these dialogues, which are crucial for negotiating a political settlement to the Libyan conflict.
Takala noted that he was confident in “the capacity of the Kingdom of Morocco to advance the political process in Libya.”
The Kingdom’s balanced position vis-à-vis the various political partners in Libya “completely reassures us about the possibility of achieving positive results during the negotiations held in Morocco”, he noted.
“The Skhirat agreement is a constitutional document,” Takala pointed out, adding that the two dialogue rounds held in Bouznika “contributed to building the country’s institutions of sovereignty.”
In this regard, he said that the 6+6 Joint Committee “is tangible proof of the consensus between the Libyan partners to reach electoral laws accepted by all.”