Will Libya adopt a federal or non-centralization constitution?

Episode 36 of Al-Ad Al-Aksi (The Countdown) Program series discussed the most appropriate constitution file for the Libyan status quo, the Libyan wealth and the way it is managed in all Libyan regions, in addition to the issue of the groups who boycotted the drafting of the constitution when it was drafted with the guests of the episode, the members of the Constitution  Drafting Assembly, Mustafa Dallaf, and Mohammed Al-Jilani.

Dallaf said that the constitution drafting assembly has held 74 sessions to date, stressing that it has many experts, and includes a number of experts in law.

Dallaf added that the flag and the anthem are two topics that have not yet been discussed with the members of the assembly, and pointed out that the draft constitution stipulates that local government is based on expanded decentralization, describing this term as “loose.”

He noted that the Tebu formally boycotted the assembly, unlike the Amazigh, and pointed out that the quorum required to approve any article is a vote of approval by 41 members. He stressed that the distinction between members of the assembly on the basis of regions is not a positive matter, and that the form of the state in the constitution is not clear because this point has not been discussed until now.

Al-Jilani said that the assembly has communicated with all parties and regions except for Derna and Benghazi due to the security conditions, stressing that the draft constitution is the only way out for Libya from its crisis, and that the constitutional amendment is currently difficult in light of the current circumstances.

Al-Jilani added that the House of Representatives has the power to change the flag and the anthem by a two-thirds majority, pointing out that the Tuareg have their representation in the assembly with a total of 5 members, and that the Amazigh language is constitutionally protected and considered a national language, saying that it is difficult to adopt four or five languages ​​as an official language in the country.

Al-Jilani concluded by saying that there are points that cannot be resolved constitutionally, and need to be referred to other parties, stressing that the members of the assembly represent the Libyan people and are democratically elected.

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