Today, the Libyan parliament is considering introducing amendments to the election law

Today, Monday, the Libyan parliament will hold a plenary session at its headquarters in the city of Benghazi to discuss the election law approved by the 6 + 6 committee, and the formation of a new government that will take over Supervision of the electoral process.

And last month, the committee approved the law electing the president and parliament and the conditions for running for the presidency, which have always been in dispute. The committee agreed to allow dual nationals to run in the presidential race in the first round, provided that the candidate presents evidence of renouncing his foreign nationality to enter the second round.

With regard to military candidacy, the law stipulates that the candidate is considered to have resigned from his position “by the force of law, after accepting his candidacy, whether he was a civilian or military person,” and it also stipulates that the candidate “shall not be finally convicted of a felony.”

Announcing the results of the meeting of the Libyan 6 + 6 Committee in Morocco last month

It is likely that Parliament, in today’s session, will not approve this electoral law and will ask the members of the 6 + 6 committee to introduce amendments to it, as Parliament expressed reservations about some items, especially the legislation related to electing the president.

Earlier, Parliament Speaker Aguila Saleh had considered holding the presidential elections in two rounds, aiming to “thwart the electoral process,” noting that “there is no justification for making the presidential elections consist of two rounds.”

Parliamentary sources said that today’s session will be discussed as well Forming a mini-government to replace the governments of Tripoli and Benghazi. It undertakes the unification of institutions, supervision, and logistical and security preparation for the elections.

Parliament agrees with the Supreme Council of State on the necessity of forming a new government, However, the head of the national unity government in Tripoli, Abdel Hamid al-Dabaiba, refuses to hand over power and insists on his government’s supervision of the elections.

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