Libyan PM wants constitution before elections

Libyan PM wants constitution before elections

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2022-01-23 09:03:00 PM

Libyan PM wants constitution before elections

Libya collapsed into years of violence after the 2011 overthrow and killing, during a NATO-backed revolt, of dictator Moamer Kadhafi who scrapped the country's constitution in 1969.

After a landmark ceasefire in 2020, a United Nations-led process saw elections scheduled for December 24 last year, but the polls were postponed after months of tensions, including over divisive candidates and a disputed legal framework.Libyans"want free elections that respect their will, not the extension of the crisis with a new transition", Dbeibah told a symposium in the capital Tripoli titled:"The constitution first".

"Our problem today is the absence of a constitutional base or of a constitution," he said.The event brought together high-profile figures from Libya's west including Khaled el-Mechri, who heads the High Council of State -- a Tripoli-based body that is equivalent to Libya's senate and rivals the House of Representatives, based in the eastern city of Tobruk.

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Rival power bases and administrations arose in the country's east and west. After a landmark ceasefire in 2020, a United Nations-led process saw elections scheduled for December 24 last year, but the polls were postponed after months of tensions, including over divisive candidates and a disputed legal framework. Libyans"want free elections that respect their will, not the extension of the crisis with a new transition", Dbeibah told a symposium in the capital Tripoli titled:"The constitution first". "Our problem today is the absence of a constitutional base or of a constitution," he said. The event brought together high-profile figures from Libya's west including Khaled el-Mechri, who heads the High Council of State -- a Tripoli-based body that is equivalent to Libya's senate and rivals the House of Representatives, based in the eastern city of Tobruk. "Certain parties have worsened the crisis" with"tailor-made" laws favouring certain candidates over others, Dbeibah charged, referring to House speaker Aguila Saleh's September decision to ratify a contentious electoral law. Critics said the move bypassed due process and favoured a bid by Saleh's ally, eastern-based strongman Khalifa Haftar. Dbeibah, Saleh and Haftar all put their names forward for the presidential vote. An official from the elected commission in charge of drafting a new constitution, Daou al-Mansouri, told Sunday's symposium that the body had in July 2017 submitted a draft constitution to the House. The draft was supposed to be put to a referendum, which has never been organised. Saleh on Tuesday proposed establishing a new commission of Libyan and foreign experts to draw up a new draft constitution. He also called for a new interim government to be established, and said that by the end of January, a"definitive" date for the postponed polls needed to be set. Source