Libyan officials call for constitution to be approved before national elections
16 November 2020
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Elected Libyan officials called on Saturday for a constitution to be approved before national elections are held, without challenging the date of the polls which were announced a day earlier.
Libyan rival factions at UN-led talks in Tunis had agreed Friday to hold national elections on December 24, 2021, the United Nations said, raising hopes for an end to a brutal decade-old conflict. [ . . . ] But while the proposed election date is welcome “we must focus on the constitution”, said Bachir al-Haouch, a member of the High Council of State, the equivalent of Libya’s senate.
“A year gives us the time to put the constitution before the Libyan people, for them to approve or reject,” he told reporters.
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