According to the statement made by the Libyan State Supreme Council, Chairman of the Council Khalid al-Mishri met with the Chairman of the Election Laws Determination Committee, Omar Mohammed Abu Life, in Tripoli, the capital of Libya.
At the meeting, Deputy Representative of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) Raisedon Zenenga, European Union (EU) Ambassador to Libya Jose Sabadell, Turkish Ambassador to Tripoli Kenan Yılmaz, British Ambassador to Tripoli Caroline Hurndall, French Ambassador to Tripoli Mostafa Mihraje, Egypt. Mustafa Tamir, Ambassador of Tripoli, and Michael Rossi, Charge d’Affaires of the Italian Embassy, were present.
US Ambassador to Tripoli and Special Envoy to Libya Richard Norland and Germany’s Ambassador to Tripoli also attended the meeting via video conference.
It was noted that the process of preparing a “clear roadmap” for holding elections should be completed at the meeting, where the issue of the 6+6 Committee, consisting of representatives of the Libyan State Supreme Council and the House of Representatives, to approve the election laws as a result of the meetings in Morocco.
The Election Laws Determination Committee, which consists of six members of the Libyan State Supreme Council and the House of Representatives, has been holding meetings in the city of Buznika in northwest Morocco for a while to amend the 13th article of the Constitutional Declaration, which is accepted as the constitutional basis for the elections in the country.
It was announced that the members of the committee accepted the laws paving the way for holding elections in Libya with a majority of votes on 3 June.
On the other hand, 54 of the 61 members of the State Supreme Council and some members of the House of Representatives, as well as the Justice and Construction Party, one of the strongest opposition parties in the country, and some other parties, announced that they did not accept the results of the meeting in Morocco in separate statements.
In a written statement made the previous day by the Committee for Determination of Election Laws in Libya, it was stated that the draft election laws were unanimously approved by the members, and that the next elections would be held in accordance with these laws.
Although the draft was approved by the committee members, no official signatures have been signed yet by the Speaker of the Libyan House of Representatives, Akile Salih, and the President of the Libyan State Supreme Council, Khalid al-Mishri.