Libya’s HoR Speaker asks Head of HCS to resume joint work on constitution

The Speaker of the House of Representatives (HoR) Aqila Saleh has called on the High Council of State (HCS) to side with the best interest of the country by resuming dialogue between their joint constitutional committees.

The spokesman for the HoR, Abdullah Blehiq, said on Facebook that the target of the dialogue would be resuming work on reaching a consensus on the few remaining articles of the constitution draft in order to “move forward with ending this critical period of the country’s history.”

The Head of the HCS, Khalid Al-Mishri, suspended earlier this month communication with the HoR until the latter retracted the decision to form a supreme constitutional court to be headquartered in Benghazi, saying this matter is a constitutional issue out of the scope of the legislative authority.

“This is one of the attempts of the HoR to seize control of the judicial system and plunging it in the political polarization of the country. The ramifications of this sham law can further partition Libya and add to its fragmentation. It would definitely undermine the autonomy of the judiciary.” Al-Mishri said in a letter he sent to Saleh.


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