Al-Mishri: 90% of the constitutional basis for elections has been agreed upon

Alwasat - Cairo Mon 27 Feb 2023, 05:19 PM
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The head of Libya's High Council of the State, Khaled Al-Mishri, said that the discussions with the House of Representatives during the last period ended with the completion of more than 90% of the constitutional basis for elections. He added that the document which consists of 68 articles, was “agreed upon article by article… word for word.”

Al-Mishri continued, in an interview with the Saudi Al-Sharq TV: “We have completed a constitutional document that regulates the election process only, and it is not a document that regulates political life in its entirety.”

He added that electoral laws will come as soon as the two councils adopt the constitutional basis, noting that “the electoral laws are drawn up by consensus, but the dispute over dual nationals may continue, and in this case the people will resort to a referendum.”

Al-Mishri pointed out the lack of agreement with the House of Representatives regarding the exact number of members of the House of Representatives and the Senate or the mechanism by which the two legislative chambers are scheduled to work, noting that the position of the High Council of State is to “unify the election criteria in the two houses, whether by population or by area.”

In a similar interview with Al-Sharq TV, the House of Representatives Speaker Aguila Saleh spoke about the composition of the two legislative chambers in the thirteenth constitutional amendment, pointing out that the members of the Senate are elected equally among the three regions, with 30 deputies from each region, while the House of Representatives takes into account the social structure, with a deputy elected for every 30,000 inhabitants.

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