The HoR discusses the elections law in a chaotic scene

The House of Representatives (HoR) has resumed its meeting on Tuesday to discuss the elections law. From its side, the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) had talked about the difficulties to approach any agreements on the constitutional rule for elections.

On the other hand, the Legal Committee of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF) provided a constitutional rule proposal for elections last May. But there was a sharp dispute between the LPDF members regarding the conditions to accept the candidates.

The dispute had pushed the legal committee to provide another proposal last May that recommends postponing the elections to later than December 2021 to discuss the constitution referendum and come to a better result. This proposal had caused sharper disputes between the LPDF members.

The disputes between the LPDF members had encouraged the HoR to form a committee to draft a law.

Moreover, the head of the High National Elections Commission (HNEC), Emad Al-Sayeh, had provided a proposal about the number of constituencies. Al-Sayeh intervention had complicated the situation because it is not his job to do so.

One can recognise the chaos resulting from the meetings of the HoR and the meetings of the LPDF, and Al-Sayeh intervention.

Some others say that this chaos allows the war criminal General Khalifa Haftar to win in the coming elections as a president.

Observers say that it is strange to see the HoR, the High State Council (HSC) and the government talking about the upcoming elections as if there were no wars destroyed Benghazi and Derna cities. These big political institutions are also ignoring the big battle on the capital city of Tripoli under the hands of Haftar’s troops, which had resulted in killing and displacing innocents and destroying Tripoli.

The observers said that if the HoR or whoever passes the elections law and agree to give Haftar a part of the budget, Haftar would strengthen his troops and rule the country. It would be the first time for the defeated to dictate his terms.


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