A total of 38 Libyan presidential candidates rejected certain resolutions of the ‘6+6’ joint committee, which recently concluded its meetings in Bouznika, Morocco, citing their adherence to their ‘legal rights.’
These individuals, who previously ran in the elections that faltered at the end of 2021, are still holding onto their so-called ‘legal status.’
According to the Libyan news agency (WAL), the candidates mentioned that they had sent a letter to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aguila Saleh, and the High Commissioner for Elections, Emad Al Sayeh.
The letter affirmed their refusal of the joint committee’s conclusion concerning Article (88) of the proposed presidential law, which would effectively annul Law Number (1) of 2021.
This legislation would erase all legal and material effects ensuing from it, a move that the candidates consider an ‘injustice by the legislator in canceling rights that have become acquired by law and protected by judicial ruling,’ according to their statement.
Moreover, they insisted that the previous election process “was progressing well, receiving broad public welcome and momentum, and had moved past stages of objections and judicial rulings.
“Legal statuses that resulted from these stages have become binding and acquired under judicial rulings,” they added.
While the candidates agree with modifying the law to achieve the public interest, namely lifting the compulsion that arose as a result of judicial rulings, they pointed out that if the committee’s decisions became binding and achieved consensus, they demand the cancellation of Article (88).
They also expressed surprise at what they called the UN envoy’s abandonment of his mediating role and his stance as a spectator to the existing disputes.