Another problem crops up for Libya's Dec. 24 vote

High State Council asks for freezing of electoral law

13 October, 14:05

    (ANSAmed) - CAIRO, OCT 13 - Libya has run into another institutional problem putting at risk the holding of elections called for by the UN to bring peace and political consolidation to the country.

    The president of the High State Council (HSC), Khaled Al-Mishri, has asked the National High Election Commission to freeze electoral laws approved unilaterally by the House of Representatives in violation of the political accord until an agreement is reached with the HSC on these laws, reported the website Libya Observer.

    On Monday, Mishri met with jurists in Tripoli to draw up a "legal strategy" against the decisions by the House of Representatives.

    The law on the parliamentary elections was approved on Oct. 4 by only about 50 of the 200 representatives, "in violation of the Libyan political accord" the HSC said.

    The parliamentary body had already sent the law on the presidential vote to the electoral commission. This law, however, had not even been voted on and was rejected by the HSV in part because it would allow military candidates such as Gen.

    Khalifa Haftar to run. (ANSAmed).

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