Parliamentary committee exposes falsification, weapons and uncertainty in Libya elections
The parliamentary commission set up for the purpose of monitoring the electoral process issued its report containing its observations on the execution of the work of the Electoral Commission, as well as its recommendations aimed at moving the electoral process forward.
The report accuses the High National Electoral Commission of violating certain articles of Law No.1 of 2021 with the conditions for accepting candidates, which has plunged them into a cycle of appeal and counter-appeal. He added that the Commission statement regarding the setting of the date of the vote was political and did not specify the force majeure which made it impossible to hold the elections.
The report also indicated that the Commission’s report proved the existence of cases of fraud in the documents submitted to the Commission, stressing that these documents had been submitted to justice and had not been taken into consideration, specifying that the The commission’s lawyer had been prevented from pleading before the commission appeals with threats and fear of the security consequences of his defense against one of the candidates.
The report attributes the commission’s inability to comply with the provisions of the law and its inability to meet the electoral deadline to the reality on the ground which is ruled by weapons beyond the control of the law, and controlled by parties that do not. do not want to apply the law, accusing the Prime Minister of having violated his commitments before the dialogue forum, which led to a violation of equal opportunities between candidates for the presidency of the state.
The report stressed that the House of Representatives cannot interfere in judicial decisions, and that it will continue its work as a sponsor of the political and legislative process and will refrain from committing to political dates set by certain parties with the aim of attracting the attention of the local media or the international community. .
The report adds that the use of a particular date for the holding of the elections in the light of the current security and political conditions is a repetition of the failed experiment which the Commission carried out, on the basis of a reckless decision rendered by the Forum. Libyan political dialogue under the auspices of the United Nations Support Mission.
In its report, the committee recommended the development of a new realistic and enforceable roadmap, defined with durations and milestones, and not dates and times within a constitutional framework, to ensure the success of the electoral process.
The committee also recommended amending the draft constitution through a joint committee between the House of Representatives and the High Council of State, so that the draft constitution is reconstructed in the higher national interest.
The committee concluded its recommendations by calling for the restructuring of the executive branch to achieve the stability that the current executive branch was unable to achieve.