Mon, 25 Sep 2023

TRIPOLI, May 31 (Xinhua) -- The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Libya Abdoulaye Bathily and the Speaker of the House of Representatives Aguila Saleh on Wednesday underlined the importance for a Libyan joint legal committee to make election laws urgently.

During a meeting in the eastern city of al-Qubba, they discussed the recent political developments and the 6+6 Committee's progress on election laws, and agreed that it was critical to complete this task as soon as possible and make sure laws were implementable, Bathily tweeted.

They also agreed that inclusive, transparent elections were the only viable solution to overcome the current political crisis and build a solid foundation for a prosperous future for all Libyans.

"I urged the Speaker to encourage the 6+6 Committee to keep their discussions exclusive to the Libyan people and the two Chambers that authorized them and make their announcement on Libyan soil as a sign of transparency and respect," Bathily said.

The 6+6 committee is a joint legislative committee composed of six members from the High Council of State and six members from the House of Representatives, with the task of making laws for the upcoming elections.

Libya failed to hold general elections in December 2021 as previously scheduled due to disagreements over election laws among the Libyan parties.

Earlier in January, the Libyan Prime Minister Abdul-Hamed Dbeibah said his government is ready to hold general elections in the year 2023.

Ever since the fall of the late leader Muammar Gaddafi's regime in 2011, Libya has been struggling to make a democratic transition amid escalating violence and political division.

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