Libya’s HCS follows violations in registration and distribution of voter cards

The Libyan High Council of State (HCS) announced that it closely monitors with concern the process of distribution of voter cards before the upcoming December 24 elections.

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The Libyan High Council of State (HCS) announced that it condemned the attack by the personnel of the Ministry of Interior, against Mahmoud Abdelaziz Al-Werfalli, a member of the General National Congress (GNC) between 2012 and 2016, on the grounds that it revealed violations in the registration and distribution of voter cards.

The HCS stated that an investigation should be initiated, and the perpetrators should be punished.

Al-Werfalli was attacked by people dressed in Ministry of Interior uniforms at the Abu Selim registry center in the capital, Tripoli, on Saturday.

Werfalli, who made a statement after the attack, stated that they went to Al-Sumood school to get their voter card, but their voter cards were taken by someone else. In addition to this, Werfalli said that there are many cases in the same situation.

Libya is preparing for elections on December 24. After the announcement that 98 candidates from different regions would enter the election race with the controversial election law, the High National Election Commission (HNEC) rejected 26 candidates, including Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibeh and Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, the son of ousted dictator Muammar Gaddafi.

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