Tag Archives | Elections

African Union calls for Peace Conference on Libya

By John Lee. The African Union (AU) has reportedly proposed an international conference on reconciliation in Libya in July, to try to resolve the conflict continuing conflict in the country. According to Al Jazeera, the AU also wants the United Nations and the Libyan government to take “all the necessary measures” for presidential and legislative elections in October […]

US, Denmark support Local Elections Processes

At a ceremony in Tunis on October 4, the United States Government and the Government of Denmark announced their joint support to strengthen Libya’s electoral processes. The Government of Denmark through the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs is contributing Danish Kroner (DKK) 6,540,000 (approximately $1 million USD) to the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) […]

Germany gives EUR 2m to UN Local Electoral Initiative

Germany announces its contribution of 2 million euros to UN local electoral initiative in Libya The Ambassador of Germany to Libya, Mr. Oliver Owcza, announced today Germany’s contribution of 2 million euros to the UN local electoral support project to assist “Central Committee for Municipal Elections (CCMCE)” conducting municipal council elections all over Libya between […]

EU, Deutsche Welle support Libyan Cmte for Elections

The European Union (EU) andGermany’s Deutsche Welle Akademie support the Libyan Central Committee for Municipal Council Elections (CCMCE) in the development of communication guidelines Libya’s Central Committee for Municipal Council Elections is facing busy times: Local councils were elected for a four-year term, mainly in 2013 and 2014, which means that in many municipalities, elections […]

Ready or Not, Libya to hold Elections in Spring

By Mustafa Fetouri for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. According to the Libyan Political Agreement signed in Morocco on Dec. 17, 2015, Libya should have held its referendum on its new constitution as well as legislative and presidential elections by […]

Libya sets Deadline for Elections

By John Lee. The head of Libya’s Election Commission has confirmed that presidential and parliamentary elections will be held before the end of September 2018. Imad al-Sayeh, told Xinhua that voter registration is going well, with around 1 million voters already registered, “and the number is increasing.” (Source: Xinhua)

The Case Against Elections in Libya

The current rush to hold elections will “condemn the Libyan people to a future of apartheid and instability“, according to a founding board member of the Libyan American Public Affairs Council (LAPAC). Writing in Foreign Affairs, Emadeddin Zahri Muntasser argues that the current law gives minority voters more power over the majority, effectively disenfranchising large […]