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Electoral Commission: Referendum on constitution will be held in January

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

TRIPOLI – The Libyan Electoral Commission announced on Thursday that a referendum on the new constitution of the country will be held in January.

“The vote will be held in the first half of January”, said the President of the Commission, Emad al-Sayeh, at a press conference held in Tripoli.  The results of the vote will be announced by the end of February “if things go well”, he added.

The Commission called for the allocation of 40 million dinars budget to complete the voting process.

It’s noteworthy that prior to the announcement, al-Sayeh had met with the United Nations Special Representative for Humanitarian Affairs in Libya, Maria Ribeiro, and Head of the European Union’s Delegation to Libya, Alan Bugeja.

They discussed preparations of the Commission for the referendum on the draft constitution, ways of U.N. support to this process and the mechanism of coordination between the U.N. organizations to activate the partnership programs in the referendum process.

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