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Al-Bilad program sheds light on excuses of elections spoilers

“Al-Bilad” program discussed Monday the proposal for the constitutional basis, the latest developments in the work of the Parliamentary Committee and the electoral law.

Constitution and elections

The political analyst, Mohammad Ghamim, said: “The argument over the constitutional basis are part of the chaos taking place in the political scene. This rule was found to lead the political process and bring it to safety.”

Undoubtedly, tthe Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF) has become part of the complexity of the scene, in addition to the fragility of the political situation in Libya, and in general, it participates in the fragility of this scene.

He added that there are those who use the constitution as a means of obstruction, but there are disputes within the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum and the Proposals Bridging Committee, as these interactions do not give any sign of hope that there will be a clear and explicit path for the road map that will lead us to December 24.

He added: “Some make false pretexts on the issue of elections, for example, there are those who do not want elections until we have a constitution, and some of them use the constitution to obstruct, and the evidence for this is what US Ambassador Richard Norland said that some members of the LPDF use the constitution as a means of obstruction, not to protect political life in Libya.”

The Member of Parliament Al-Hadi Al-Saghir said: “The Italian government hosted the meeting only between the High Elections Commission, the UN mission and the House of ReRepresentativ. The meeting witnessed agreement on some technical points.

He added: “It is not possible to exclude any Libyan citizen, whether civilian or military, and those who have been sentenced for crimes against honor are excluded from candidacy.

 

Al-Saghir added: “We discussed the conditions that must be met by the Libyan head of state. As members of the House of Representatives, we presented 11 conditions, but there are two conditions that are in dispute, namely: that the candidate be a Libyan citizen and enjoy Libyan nationality and not married to a non-national, and the second condition, that the candidates renounce their foreign citizenship once they become president, and they should write a pledge to do so.”

The member of the Proposals Bridging Committee at the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum, Sultana Al-Mismari, said: “We tried during Monday’s session on Zoom, to integrate the four proposals submitted by the LPDF regarding the constitutional basis, and unfortunately we were unable to do so because each party adhered to its proposal, so the four proposals were referred to the head of the UN mission, Jan Kubis, to sort them out.

Al-Mismari continued: “We do not know if these four proposals will be referred to the political forum and voted on, or there will be a decisive round between the two candidates who receive the highest percentage of votes in the first round.

There is a proposal that is consistent with the road map, which is that there will be presidential and parliamentary elections simultaneous with the specified date: December 24.

For his part, Mohammad Ghamim called on the Proposals Bridging Committee to give priority to national reconciliation, to listen to the voice of reason and to benefit from the many human experiences in managing conflicts.

At the conclusion of the episode; the member of the High Electoral Commission, Abdel Hakim Al Shaab, said that the time limit for updating the voter register is two weeks, meaning it ends on August 17.

He added: “There are problems that voters face when registering, which is that their names and national numbers already exist, and those registered in previous elections have their names in the commission system, and there is no theft or forgery of numbers. Mostly, they expected that the previous registration had been canceled and that this was a new registration.

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