Libya is seeking to hold the elections scheduled for December 24, on schedule, without delay, with the aim of starting a new phase of stability after nearly 10 years of conflict and war.
Sky News Arabia reviewed the letter from the Commission regarding the required amendments in the President’s Election Law, the first of which is with regard to Article 12 concerned with the candidacy of practicing citizens for a public office, as follows: “Every citizen, whether civilian or military, is considered suspended from work. and exercise his duties when he applies for candidacy, and if he is not elected, he returns to his previous work and all his dues are paid to him.
The Council also approved the amendment of Article 16 to become “the date of the polling day and the run-off day shall be determined by a decision issued by the House of Representatives based on a proposal by the Commission,” and Article 20 to stipulate that “in case of breaching one of the conditions and procedures for candidacy, the Commission shall notify the candidate of the non-acceptance of his candidacy, in A period not exceeding 5 days from the end date of submission of applications for candidacy, and all consequential procedures shall be cancelled.
In addition to the amendment of Article 22, which came as follows: “The applicant may withdraw his candidacy by submitting a written request to the Commission before announcing the final lists of the names of the candidates. Submission date.
Finally, it was decided to amend Article 50 to read: “Stakeholders are permitted to appeal the judgment before the Appeals Committee…”, while Parliament refused to add the following article: “The regulations and executive procedures issued by the Commission are an integral and complementary part of this law.”
Likewise, the Libyan Parliament passed other technical amendments to the Parliamentary Elections Law, except for the commission’s request to approve an article regarding “voting by correspondence,” Abdullah Belhaq, a spokesman for the “Representatives” revealed, which sources attributed to “Sky News Arabia” to concerns about manipulation in the elections. pings.
Failing the Brotherhood’s “stabbing”
The Libyan political researcher, Muhammad Qashout, said that he was not enthusiastic about introducing amendments to the electoral laws, but he appreciates the exceptional circumstance the country is going through at the present time, in light of the support towards holding the elections on their scheduled date, December 24.
Qashut said that these amendments “cut the way for the Brotherhood, which was preparing to challenge the laws by exploiting the technical loopholes that were addressed.”
The Electoral Commission, in the words of its chairman, Imad al-Sayeh, warned of the possibility of challenging the election laws, which prompted him to write to the House of Representatives in order to pass some amendments, but at the same time he denied what was reported by the media about the inability to organize the elections on time, saying in a statement A journalist said, “The commission is 90 percent ready.”
Among the most prominent amendments are those related to the article on the candidacy of employees in the state apparatus, where Qashut explained that “the article has become stipulating that the employee candidate must resign from the day he announced his candidacy, and the condition for resignation three months ago no longer exists.”
Libyan political analyst Muhammad Al-Tawati agrees with the point of view put forward by Qishot, as he sees the importance of the House of Representatives passing those technical amendments requested by the commission, in order to immunize the elections from questioning their procedures.
Touati said that “Parliament, by agreeing to these observations, cut the way for anyone who wants to obstruct these elections,” referring in this context to “the current of political Islam that pursues violence in its policies.”