HoR sets 13 conditions for new Libyan government candidacy

The House of Representatives approved, in its official session on Tuesday, which was attended by 120 members, 13 conditions for running for the position of prime minister in the next government.

The conditions included that the individual is a Libyan Muslim of Muslim parents and has no dual citizenship, in addition to not being married to a foreigner.

The House of Representatives specified the age of candidacy for the candidate to be at least 35 years old, as well as a requirement that they obtain at least a university qualification or its equivalent from an accredited university, as well as they submit a certificate stating good conduct and behavior.

The House of Representatives required the candidates not to have been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor, in addition to being in good health condition, and to submit a written pledge not to run for the upcoming elections.

The House of Representatives also approved the need for the candidate to submit their resignation before running for office, according to the laws regulating the candidate’s work, and to obtain the recommendation of 25 members of the House of Representatives.

It also concluded the set of conditions, in its session, which was attended by the first deputy speaker of the House of Representatives, Fawzi Al-Nuwairi, and the second deputy, Ahmed Houma; that the candidates shall submit the financial disclosure declaration, in addition to any other conditions stipulated in the laws and legislation in force.

It is worth noting that the House of Representatives had voted by majority, during its official session Tuesday, that the High Council of State was not entitled to recommend a new prime minister.

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