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The 6 + 6 committee meets in Morocco in an attempt to resolve the differences that hinder the holding of elections

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Rabat, May 21, 2023 (LANA) – The 6 + 6 committee representing the House of Representatives and the State, in charge of formulating and setting the rules for the electoral process, will hold its meetings in Morocco tomorrow, Monday, to complete its consultations and discuss controversial points about the election law, the most prominent of which is the issue of running for the presidency.

Observers of the Libyan political affairs believe that the meetings of the (6 + 6) committee may be the "last" attempt to reach an agreement on the legal differences that impeded the process of passing to the elections, after the United Nations Mission in Libya put forward an initiative to hold elections before the end of this year by forming a committee on its part. It undertakes to develop a legal framework and a road map with a timetable for the elections, which prompted the House of Representatives and the State Council to form this committee.

A member of the committee representing the House of Representatives, Izzadine Qwerib, said that the committee was scheduled to hold its meetings in Libya, but it was decided to move it to Morocco, so that the vote on legal articles takes place without any pressure from local parties, in order to ensure faster reaching consensus on the laws related to the elections of Parliament and the House of Representatives, and the election of the president.

Qwerib said in press statements on Sunday that the committee's previous meetings discussed the technical aspects with the Election Commission, and the legal aspects with the Attorney General, especially those with issues among the candidates.

He added that the law related to the presidential candidacy has not yet been formally discussed, as the committee discusses controversial articles and votes on them during meetings in Morocco, which are scheduled to start tomorrow, Monday.

And according to what the member of the House of Representatives stated, the committee will vote during the upcoming meeting in Morocco on all articles on which it did not reach consensus or agreement.

On the other hand, a member of the House of Representatives, Saad bin Sharada, expressed the hope that (6 + 6) would reach a consensus regarding the election laws, but that the chance of its success will be small in the event that the parties that possess weapons on the ground do not agree or refuse to implement any outputs that are not in line with the elections. her interests.

Bin Shrada said in a statement to the Libyan News Agency that the dialogues of the previous committees in this regard often collided with the rock of the conditions for the candidacy of military personnel and dual nationals, which is the main obstacle to the elections, which the two councils cannot approve without referring to the relevant parties, whether in the east or west.

A committee (6 + 6) was formed from the House of Representatives and the state at the end of last March to draft laws and legislation for the elections to be held before the end of this year in accordance with the thirteenth constitutional amendment approved by the House of Representatives and the state.

The constitutional amendment provides for the formation of a joint committee by the two chambers, with six members from each chamber, to agree by a two-thirds majority of the members of each chamber, in order to prepare draft referendum and election laws.

The State Council is represented in the committee by: Ahmed Jumaa Al-Awjali, Hammad Muhammad Brikao, Omar Muhammad Abulifa, Fathallah Muhammad Hussein, Fawzi Rajab Al-Oqab, and Mama Suleiman Bilal, while the House of Representatives is represented by Nawaldin Khaled, Jalal Al-Shuwaidi, Saleh Qalamma, Abu Salah Shalabi, and Miloud Al-Aswad, and Azzedine Qwerib

  The committee held its first preliminary meeting in Tripoli on April 5, during which they exchanged views on the work strategy of the two committees, and the mechanisms that will be followed to perform the tasks assigned to them.