Monday, June 17, 2024

“My brothers” intensify against the Electoral Commission in Libya


Hassan Al-Verfali (Benghazi – Cairo)

Sami al-Sharif, director of the Libyan Electoral Commission’s information office, al-Ittihad, said 185 candidates had submitted their nominations to the Libyan parliament through the offices of the Electoral Commission in each constituency, which is scheduled for next January, and that candidates for the presidential election have not yet been submitted. The head of the state Supreme Council, the “Brotherhood” Khalid al-Mashri, has intensified his opposition to the Electoral Commission, calling on his supporters to blockade it against election laws.
Sami al-Sharif pointed out for his part that there are currently no problems or obstacles facing the Libyan Commission. At the request of some parties to the Commission to suspend the work of certain articles of electoral law, al-Sharif stressed that the Commission does not deal with laws other than those issued by the House of Representatives. He added, “If the parliament convenes and passes new amendments to the election law and recommends them to the commission, we will take action to implement them.” For Libyans, run in the December 24 elections. He explained that the number of local observers of the election process had reached 1,800, including 1,337 men and 463 women, in addition to the record of 147 male and female journalists.
In the same context, members of armed organizations and some leaders voiced their opposition to the Election Commission in the presence of foreign ambassadors, claiming that there was a flaw in the electoral law and supporting the timely conduct of elections. Exclude specific personalities. Khalid al-Mashri, chairman of the State Supreme Council, threatened to blockade the Electoral Commission and prevent it from sitting in front of it and interfering with the election: “I tell election supporters, nations, candidates and citizens, we warn you, do not underestimate those behind us .

  • US Vice President Kamala Harris has arrived in Paris to attend a conference on Libya (AFP).

In Paris, Richard Norland, the US ambassador and special envoy to Libya, confirmed that his country supports a majority of Libyans who want to go to the polls in December.
This was revealed in a statement issued by the US Embassy in Tripoli after he arrived in Paris with a delegation of US Vice President Kamala Harris to attend the Paris Conference on Libya.

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