A “campaign” targeting its work denounced.. The Libyan Electoral Commission announces opening the door for candidacy for the presidential and parliamentary elections tomorrow

The High Electoral Commission in Libya announced that it will open – as of tomorrow, Monday – the door for candidacy in the presidential and parliamentary elections scheduled to take place under the road map backed by the United Nations.

“Tomorrow, Monday, we will start implementing the two electoral processes by opening the door for candidacy and accepting his requests,” Imad al-Sayeh, head of the commission, said in a press conference in the capital, Tripoli, on Sunday.

Al-Sayeh added that the door for candidacy for the presidential elections will remain open until November 22, while parliamentary candidacy will continue until December 7.

Al-Jazeera correspondent Ahmed Khalifa said that the head of the Electoral Commission condemned what he said was a campaign targeting the commission’s work by broadcasting false news.

Under the auspices of the United Nations, Libya witnessed a political breakthrough months ago. On March 16, an elected transitional authority, comprising a unity government and a presidential council, assumed its duties to lead the country to parliamentary and presidential elections on December 24.

But weeks ago, disagreements erupted over the powers and election laws between the House of Representatives on the one hand, and the Supreme Council of State (parliamentary-advisory), the unity government and the Presidential Council on the other.

The House of Representatives, in its session in the city of Tobruk, approved the parliamentary elections law – scheduled for December 24 next – without consultation or agreement with the Supreme Council of State, and the law adopts individual representation without the presence of parties in it, in contrast to the draft law submitted by the Supreme Council of State The number of constituencies depends.

The adoption of the Parliamentary Elections Law came less than a month after the adoption of the controversial presidential election law, which was approved by Parliament Speaker Aguila Saleh without submitting it to a vote, which sparked a wave of resentment among a large number of political parties.

The House of Representatives also approved holding parliamentary elections a month after the presidential elections scheduled for December 24, which was rejected by the Supreme Council of State, blaming Parliament for any delay.

Al-Jazeera correspondent indicated that the Electoral Commission will adopt the laws issued by the House of Representatives exclusively.

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