Proposal for holding joint session in Ghadames by HoR and HCS for the first time

Proposal for holding joint session in Ghadames by HoR and HCS for the first time

December 03, 2022 - 20:22
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

24 members of the High Council of State (HCS) have submitted a proposal to the UN envoy Abdoulaye Bathily urging to organize a joint session with the House of Representatives (HoR) in Ghadames – in northwestern Libya, explaining that the session would be run under a joint presidency of the two chambers, provided that its outcomes are supported by the United Nations mission.

The members said that the goal of the joint session is to come up with a constitutional basis and consensual electoral laws for holding elections. They added that the comparison between proposals and constitutional texts should be done by secret vote with a majority of 55% for the HCS and 60% for the HoR, saying that the results should be binding.

The submitted proposal stipulates that the two chambers go into parliamentary recess automatically as soon as the constitutional basis and laws are agreed on until the election of a new HoR.

According to the proposal, elections will be held within the constitutionally and legally stipulated timeframe, with effective international oversight and the protection of security directorates in all regions of the country. It also stressed the need to provide material and logistical support to the High National Elections Commission in coordination with the Ministry of Interior in matters of the electoral process.