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US ambassador welcomes efforts to resolve constitutional issues related to elections




Alwasat - Cairo Fri 22 Jan 2021, 02:29 AM
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U.S. ambassador to Libya Richard Norland welcomed the efforts made through the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum to resolve constitutional issues related to the elections.

This came during his meeting with the head of the High Election Commission Emad al-Sayeh, on Wednesday, according to a statement on the US embassy's website, on Thursday.

The constitutional track committee concluded its second round of meetings in the Egyptian city of Hurghada under the auspices of the United Nations, where it agreed "unanimously" to hold a referendum on the draft constitution submitted by the constituent body "based on the law issued by the House of Representatives on the adoption of the three-chamber system (50%+1).

Norland confirmed US support for the holding of general elections in Libya next December, in accordance with the agreement of the political forum.

"We are confident that these efforts will meet the will of the Libyan people, east, west and south, to improve their lives by establishing a temporary and unified executive authority that will provide better governance and prepare for successful national elections," he said.

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