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Libya's authorities have delayed the presidential election 48 hours before it began, which was originally set for December 24. A new election date has been set for January, leaving the country under tension because of the disagreement on the electoral law between the rival groups.
Libya has postponed the presidential elections 48 hours before its beginning, meant for December 24; it is expected the new date be settled for January next year. The country remains under tension given the disagreements between the competing groups regarding the electoral law.
The High National Electoral Commission (HNEC) announced on December 22 that the presidential election would be delayed by one month until January 24. Even after the announcement, the new date has yet to be confirmed.
The HNEC made clear through a statement that it has no responsibilities for the delay of the previous month and declared that the delays had been given for the “circumstances out of the control of those who are in charge of the process.”
It further called on the parliament to assume its responsibility, asking it to take “the necessary measures to remove constraints from the electoral process,” including the directed to “inadequate electoral legislation.”
���� On Wednesday, December 22, barely two days before the scheduled presidential vote in #Libya on December 24, the High National Electoral Commission (HNEC) recommended January 24, 2022 as the new date for the elections. https://t.co/caUGjejk0M