Libya's special committee presents proposals on constitutional basis for elections: UN agency

Source: Xinhua| 2021-01-11 10:32:17|Editor: huaxia

TRIPOLI, Jan. 10 (Xinhua) -- The Legal Committee of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF) presented proposals on constitutional basis for the upcoming general elections during its virtual meeting with the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) on Sunday.

"The Libyan Political Dialogue Forum's Legal Committee held a virtual session today, during which the Committee's members presented their proposals regarding the constitutional basis for the national elections on 24 December 2021," the UNSMIL said.

"They agreed to hold intensive sessions during this week to reach a consensus on proposals. UNSMIL commends the constructive discussions and stresses the importance of moving forward towards agreeing on specific proposals to be presented to Libyan Political Dialogue Forum," the UN body said.

A total of 75 Libyans representing the social and political spectrum of the Libyan society participated in the UN-sponsored LPDF held on Nov. 7-15, 2020 in Tunisia's capital of Tunis to discuss a political roadmap to achieve lasting peace in war-torn Libya.

The participants agreed to hold general elections in Libya on Dec. 24, 2021. They also voted through a mechanism to select the unified executive authority of the country.

The Legal Committee aims to follow up on the discussions of the constitutional committee that consists of people from the House of Representatives and the High Council of State, and to make recommendations for the purpose of assistance, according to the UNSMIL. Enditem