Libya’s Election Commission Seeks to Approve Electoral Laws by Next July


On Wednesday, the Head of Libya’s High National Election Commission (HNEC), Emad Al-Din Al-Sayeh, stated that HNEC needs to approve electoral laws by July at the very least, in order to hold elections in December.

In an interview with the ‘Libya Channel’, Al-Sayeh added that the approval of electoral laws depends on all political parties agreeing on a unified constitutional base, that includes the laws organizing the upcoming electoral process.

Last month, the Acting Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), Stephanie Williams, announced that the participants in the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF) have agreed to hold the national elections on 24 December 2021.

Williams hailed the “breakthrough” in the peace-making process that still faces great obstacles. She added that the new government would have to quickly address deteriorating public services and corruption, two issues that prompted protests on both sides of the frontlines this summer.