In Libya, high council of state delays debate on constitutional amendment
By 22 February 2023
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The High Council of State (HCS) has postponed [its 21 February] session, which was to discuss the constitutional amendment referred by the House of Representatives, to [1 March]. HCS members requested [on 20 February] more time to consider the amendment, forcing the HCS Presidency to defer the session to [1 March]. Earlier, 20 HCS members issued a joint statement confirming their intention to boycott the postponed session of the HCS to finalize the discussion of the constitutional amendment. The joint statement indicated that suspending the session for two consecutive times violates HCS Rules of Procedure, warning against any attempt to pass the amendment by a simple majority and in rush, and that such an action will lead to an appeal before the Constitutional Chamber, which could constitute an additional obstacle in the course of the elections.
Read the full article here: The Libya Observer