Libyan parliament to announce final amendment of political agreement next week

Source: Xinhua| 2017-11-15 04:48:32|Editor: Mu Xuequan
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TRIPOLI, Nov. 14 (Xinhua) -- Libya's eastern-based parliament on Tuesday announced it will decide the final amendment of the political agreement next week.

"The parliament's session today discussed the two initiatives: the one proposed by the UN Mission in Libya and the one proposed by some members of parliament and some members of the Higher Council of State in Cairo, Egypt," said parliament spokesman, Abdullah Bhelig.

"The parliament's dialogue committee will present proposals to the parliament for voting next week, in order to come up with a final amendment to the political agreement," Bhelig said in a statement.

Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General in Libya, Ghassan Salame, in September proposed an action plan for Libya that includes amendment of the current UN-sponsored political agreement, holding a UN-sponsored national conference for all of Libya's political factions, adopting a constitution, and finally election of a president and a parliament.

Representatives of Libya's eastern-based parliament and Tripoli-based Higher Council of State have recently held UN-sponsored negotiation meetings in Tunisia.

Following the uprising of 2011 that toppled former Gaddafi's regime, Libya has been struggling to make a democratic transition amid political division, insecurity and chaos.