Bathily, Dbeibah take part in virtual simulation for Libya elections

Bathily, Dbeibah take part in virtual simulation for Libya elections

November 06, 2022 - 10:20
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The UN envoy to Libya, Abdoulaye Bathily, participated Saturday in a virtual simulation of the electoral process, in the presence of the Prime Minister of the Government of National Unity, Abdul Hamid Dbeibah, according to Hakomitna media platform, which added that the simulated process included introducing the mechanism of securing elections organized by the Ministry of Interior.

The media platform added that the simulation included securing polling centers, inspecting voters and confronting any riots inside and outside the polling centers, in addition to simulating the method of voting and vote counting, as well as the transportation of electoral boxes and materials.

Dbeibah said at the event that there will be no other executive authority or another transitional period after the excuses that said securing elections isn't ready have fallen out of context, as the Ministry of Interior conducted a virtual simulation electoral process from various cities and regions in the country.

"I urge all political parties to focus on elections and to vie for power through elections only," Dbeibah said, accusing the House of Representatives (HoR) of being responsible for the failure of holding elections, and pointing out that the government had fulfilled its logistical obligations in the electoral process despite distortion attempts.

On the other hand, the Chairman of the High National Elections Commission (HNEC), Emad Al-Sayeh, said that the election law is primarily responsible for securing the electoral process, stressing that a comprehensive legislation with clear delineation of electoral districts as well as a fair distribution of electoral seats will be accepted by those involved in the political process.

Al-Sayeh explained that the HNEC's communication with the Ministry of Interior was at a high level regarding securing the electoral process, saying that the HNEC had been trying to communicate with the security rooms to obtain information and build the right decision afterwards.

"We are in the stage of enhancing the capabilities of the elements involved in securing the electoral process." Al-Sayeh remarked.