Head of Libyan HCS suggests holding of constitutional referendum

Head of the High Council of State (HCS) Khalid al-Mishri, proposed the enactment of a consensus-based electoral law.

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The Head of the High Council of State (HCS), Khalid al-Mishri, had bilateral meetings with the UN Secretary-General’s Special Adviser to Libya Stephanie Williams in the capital Tripoli.

In the written statement made by HCS, the ways to speed up the election process were discussed during the talks.

Al-Mishri said that in order for the elections to be successful, a constitutional referendum should be held and an election law that would be agreed upon by the Libyan parties should be enacted.

On the other hand, Williams, in her statement after the talks, emphasized al-Mishri’s efforts to present the draft constitution to the public at the appropriate time.

In addition to this, the Libyan High National Elections Commission (HNEC) expressed in a statement that the Commission took responsibility for the realization of free and fair elections, but one of the presidential candidates applied military intervention to the HNEC institutions.

Although the name is not mentioned in the statement, it is said that the person in question is the leader of the eastern militia groups warlord Khalifa Haftar.

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