The Libyan Justice and Construction Party, the political arm of the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) in Libya, rejected today, Thursday, the House of Representatives adopting the upcoming parliamentary elections law.
The Libyan party has confirmed in a statement that its firm rejection is represented in refusing any law to be issued and adopted without a valid legal basis. “The laws that define and outline the features of the next stage must be issued in consultation with the High Council of State,” came in the statement.
The statement has considered that when the law is omitting the party-list system and make it restricted to the individual system, it will be a step that contradicts the basics of the democratic system, which is based on the political parties that make up parliaments. The statement has also called on the United Nations mission and the active countries in the Libyan scene not to recognize any step that does not contribute to resolving the Libyan crisis., which is desired to be ended by the due date of December 24th.
Last Monday, the Libyan House of Representatives approved the House of Representatives election law, thus completing the necessary legislation to organize the presidential and parliamentary elections in the country on December 24 next.
The High Council of State in Libya announced its rejection of the parliament election law approved by the Libyan House of Representatives. “The High Council of State rejects the parliament’s continuous violations of the political agreement included in the constitutional declaration, and the latest of which is its approval of what it called the Parliament Election Law,” Mohammed Nasser, spokesman for the State Council, said on Twitter.
It is worthy of note that last month the Libyan House of Representatives issued a decision to form a committee to prepare a proposal for the new House of Representatives election law, after the House had earlier put out the state president election law, which defines his competencies, and that it had been ratified and forwarded to the High Electoral Commission, the United Nations mission to Libya and all Libyan authorities.
However, the High Council of State in Libya rejected the law and set forth the constitutional rule for holding general elections, as well as the law of the upper and lower chambers of the National Assembly, in addition to the conditions for running for the position of state president.