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Libya’s Constitutional Committee discusses legal arrangements ahead of 2021 elections

HURGHADA – The Libyan Constitutional Committee started its second meeting on Tuesday with the participation of two delegations from the House of Representatives and the High Council of State, each comprising 10 members.

According to a statement by the UN Mission in Libya, the meeting, generously hosted by the Egyptian Government in Hurghada, is convened to discuss the constitutional arrangements necessary for the holding of elections on December 24, 2021.

In her opening remarks via video call, Acting UN Envoy Stephanie Williams stressed the necessity of agreeing on the constitutional arrangements, given its importance and connection to the other tracks.

“If you fail to reach an agreement, this will have very negative repercussions on the other tracks including the security and economic situation. Therefore, you have a great responsibility to reach a consensus on the constitutional arrangements,” she said.

UNSMIL said it “supports and encourages constructive dialogue between the two Councils and looks forward to the outcome of the Committee’s deliberations by the 60-day deadline in accordance with Article 4 of the Roadmap”.

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