Legal committee of Libyan political forum agrees on constitutional rule for elections

The Legal Committee of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum agrees on a constitutional norm for the elections at the end of the year.

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On late Friday, the Legal Committee of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF) announced that an agreement on a constitutional norm in holding the elections planned for December 24 was reached at the conclusion of the latest meeting of the political forum in Tunis. In a statement given, the committee expressed that it will present this constitutional norm as well as its final report to the forum for consideration as soon as possible.

The statement further indicated that members of the committee appreciated Tunisia’s hospitality and efforts in hosting the sessions while also expressing its thanks to the UN mission and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) for their support throughout the course of the dialogue. The Libyan people were also thanked for their support to the forum’s efforts intending to achieve political legitimacy within Libya through free and fair elections.

The UN-initiated LPDF started in late 2020 with the intention to lead the war-torn country towards elections and to establish Libya’s legitimate institutions within a democratic framework. Most recently, the LPDF elected a new executive authority to lead the country towards elections in December. The election resulted in the selection of Mohamed Younes Menfi as the President of the Presidential Council, Abdulhamid Dbeibeh as Prime Minister, and Musa al-Koni and Abdallah al-Lafi as the other two Presidential Council members.

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