The House of Representatives (HoR) has announced publishing the electoral laws approved by the 6+6 committee in the Official Gazette, despite the High Council of State’s objection to them and the reservations of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL).

According to the Official Gazette, the electoral laws include the law for electing the National Assembly with its two chambers, the House of Representatives and the Senate, saying the election is by direct, secret, free ballot.

The next government will be headed by a president directly elected by the people, provided that legislative and presidential elections will be held within 240 days from the date of issuance of the electoral laws.

The presidential elections are held in two rounds, and the first and second winners qualify for the second round, regardless of the percentage they would have obtained. The Senate elections are held with the first round of the presidential elections, while the House of Representatives elections are held with the second round of the presidential elections.

The law stipulates that the results of the Senate elections will be announced when the results of the presidential and House of Representatives elections are announced, and that if the presidential elections are not held, the National Assembly elections will be cancelled.

297 members of the House of Representatives are elected by secret general ballot, with 152 members being elected by closed lists, and 145 individual seats. The law stipulates that the Senate would consist of 90 members, on the basis of individual nomination, with a one-winner, one-vote system.

The law also says that the candidates for the second round of the presidential elections must submit a written certified declaration stating that they don't hold a foreign citizenship, or submit a document from the embassy of the country whose citizenship they hold proving that they had lodged a request to renounce it. 

In the event that the court issues a judicial ruling against one of the two candidates for the second round, based on an appeal to the judiciary, the third winner in the third round will replace him or her. The presidential candidate, whether civilian or military individual, is considered to have resigned from his or her position, and in the event that they don't win the elections, they return to their previous positions.