US ambassador welcomes efforts to establish constitutional basis for Libyan elections
The US ambassador to Libya, Richard Norland, and the Head of the High National Elections Commission (HNEC), Emad Al-Sayeh, discussed Washington's support as Libya prepares to hold national elections on December 24, 2021, as agreed by the UN-facilitated Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF).
Ambassador Norland also welcomed genuine efforts through the LPDF to resolve long-standing constitutional questions related to the election.
“We are confident these efforts will fulfill the will of the Libyan people – east, west and south – to improve their lives through the establishment of a unified interim executive authority that will deliver better governance and prepare for successful national elections in December.” Ambassador Norland added.
The US ambassador reiterated Washington's partnership with HNEC as it fulfills its apolitical mandate to allow Libyans to exercise their sovereign right to choose their leaders through fair and transparent elections.
On Wednesday, the Constitutional Committee of the House of Representatives (HoR) and High Council of State (HCS) approved holding a referendum for the constitution draft and adopted the voting mechanism of three regions: Tripoli, Cyrenaica and Fezzan; 50+1 votes in every region.