In the wake of ongoing dialogues in Libya, the head of Libya’s Presidential Council Mohamed al-Mnifi, reiterated the need for a harmonious non-exclusive framework that paves the way for the much-anticipated Libyan elections, thereby ending the ongoing transitional stages.
Al-Mnifi’s comments were made during a meeting on Sunday with the United Nations Special Representative and head of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) Abdoulaye Bathily.
During the meeting, Bathily provided a report on his recent discussions with various Libyan factions during the meeting.
In his remarks, the UNSMIL head lauded the partnership with the Presidential Council, emphasizing the importance of cooperation among all Libyan factions. This collaboration is crucial for establishing consensus-based laws that can be implemented to facilitate free and transparent elections.
He also affirmed that UNSMIL is prepared to work with the Council and other Libyan factions to improve the legal framework for the upcoming elections. This process also involves gathering all factions to reach a consensus on various paths forward.
As Libya is gearing up for the crucial elections, these dialogues and preparations signal a possible step towards a more peaceful and stable political climate in the country.
Earlier today, the head of the Tripoli-based High Council of State (HCS) Khalid al-Mishri said that Libya’s election laws drafted by the 6+6 committee have been submitted to the UN envoy.
“These laws are final, binding, and welcomed by the HCS and the House of Representative (parliament),” Al Mishri said in a statement.
The HCS Chairman, whose council acts as a senate, said “In the event that any amendment is needed, which is unlikely, it must be done through the 6+6 joint committee.”
The committee is drawn from the East Libya-based parliament and the Tripoli-based chamber.