The member of the Constitution Drafting Assembly (CDA) Salim Keshlaf said it was an unfortunate step by the High Council of State (HCS) to pass the constitution referendum legislation, saying the conditions they set were "unreasonable", and that the legislation itself was devised by "hardliners" at the House of Representatives (HoR) to impede the endorsement of the constitution.

Keshlaf said the HCS could be intending to get in the way of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF), saying that approving the legislation as it is now would mean saying "No" to the constitution draft, which is already appealed at the Supreme Court's constitutional department.

The HCS passed Monday the constitution referendum legislation that was devised by the HoR and asked the High National Elections Commission to commence work on the referendum.

This came as many Libyan personalities as well as the CDA had rejected the LPDF Legal Committee's constitutional basis proposal to form a joint commission with the CDA to go over objections to the constitution draft.