The member of the High Council of State (HCS) Abu Al-Kassim Gazit expected that the same controversial figures would run for the expected presidential election when its date is due, despite the presence of many national figures involved in politics, who enjoy popularity, adding in a press statement that the real elections are based on the principle of equal opportunities among the candidates, but this principle may be absent from the upcoming election as some will campaign with few dinars and others with "maybe a billion" to ensure the win.
He ruled out that the coming days would witness a breakthrough with regard to the consensus between the HCS and House of Representatives (HoR) on the controversial articles related to the conditions for running for the presidency that say dual nationals should renounce the second citizenship within 15 days if they win the vote.
It is expected that in the coming days, the first joint 6 + 6 sessions will be held between the HoR and the HCS, which is entrusted with setting the constitutional basis for holding the upcoming elections, and the most important files that the committee faces is the file of military candidacy and dual nationalities.
While Gazit believed that there was no possibility of agreement between the two delegations on this file; the HoR member Issam Al-Jahani said that the 6 + 6 committee could succeed in resolving the points of disagreement regarding the constitutional basis, referring to the fact that Libyans sitting with one another on an ongoing basis contributed to finding a solution between the two chambers. He said that the dates set for holding elections are unrealistic and attempts to jump forward, in light of the absence of international momentum that existed during the postponed elections on December 24 2021.
Al-Jahani also called on the international community to support the majority in the HoR and the HCS to reach a solution that ends the political crisis and the transitional stages in the country.
The United Nations envoy to Libya hinted at the possibility of bypassing the two chambers in the event that the 6 + 6 committee failed to find a constitutional basis, as he said in a statement on Friday that "if the legislative bodies in Libya fail to reach an agreement on election laws in due course, we will consider what alternative course of action we may take."