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Libyan authorities discuss the latest situation before general elections

The Minister of Interior of the Libyan Unity Government and the Chairman of the Libyan High National Elections Commission (HNEC) discussed the latest developments regarding the general elections.

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Khaled Mazen, Minister of Interior of the Unity Government, and Emad Al-Din Al-Sayeh, Chairman of the Libyan High National Elections Commission (HNEC), met on Wednesday, June 9th. The parties discussed the latest developments regarding the general elections on December 24.

During the meeting, both sides stated that security measures play a vital role before the elections. The importance of mutual coordination was emphasized in order for the elections to be held in a reliable and comfortable environment. In addition, it was emphasized that the work of the constitutional committee, which carries out studies on the constitution, should be supported and the necessary support should be given to its members to conduct their studies in a safe environment.

Al-Sayeh also stated that he sees the unification of state institutions as “a key role in overcoming all kinds of technical problems.” Sayeh added that he considers the holding of the elections on pre-determined dates as a very crucial step for the future of the country.

As it is known, the pre-election constitutional studies are carried out from two different branches. In this context, while the constitutional committee established within and under the UN-initiated Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF) continues its work, another committee formed by the State Supreme Council and the House of Representatives (HoR) negotiates on the determination of the election law and other constitutional criteria.

The Libyan general elections expected to establish the war-torn North African country’s first permanent government since the toppling of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011.

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