Today, Thursday, the United Nations announced its full support for the roadmap committee to end the transitional phase in Libya, while the Supreme Council of State called for the issuance of consensual electoral laws.
Tripoli witnessed a meeting between the members of the Parliamentary Roadmap Committee, the UN Special Adviser for Libya Stephanie Williams, and Risdon Zeninga, the acting head of the UN mission.
The two UN officials confirmed the full support of the United Nations to the committee in its direction towards preparing a road map based on the constitutional path to end the transitional stages in Libya, without further details.
For its part, the Libyan Supreme Council of State called – in a statement – to issue consensual laws in order to make the upcoming elections a success and end the transitional stages in the country.
In today’s session, the members of the Council discussed the latest developments in the political process, and the state of obstruction that the country has reached.
On December 21, the Libyan House of Representatives formed a 10-member committee called the Road Map with the aim of reaching a consensus formula on the constitutional path in the country.
The presidential elections were supposed to be held on December 24, according to the plan sponsored by the United Nations.
However, the Electoral Commission announced – two days before its scheduled date – that it could not be held and suggested postponing it to January 24, while the House of Representatives (Parliament) proposed conducting it after 6 months.
The inability to hold the elections came as a result of disputes between official Libyan institutions, especially regarding the electoral laws and the role of the judiciary in this entitlement.
Libyans hope that the elections will contribute to ending the armed conflict that has plagued their oil-rich country.