Tag Archives | 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 […]

PM Serraj calls for Elections in March

By John Lee. In a major speech setting out his vision for Libya, the head of Libya's Presidency Council, Fayez Al-Sarraj [Faiez Serraj] has called for parliamentary and presidential elections in March 2018. In what has been described as a road map to unify the country, the leader of the Government of National Accord (GNA) […]

Career Opportunity in Libya

By John Lee. The United Nations (UN) has advertised new career opportunites in Libya: Out of Country Voting (OCV) Expert, International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) (Source: UN)

Workshop on Managing Election Budgets

Workshop on How to Effectively Manage Budgets for Elections A technical workshop was recently held in Tunis, Tunisia aimed at strengthening the skills of Libyan electoral officials to budget for elections. Eighteen staff from the High National Elections Commission of Libya (HNEC), representing nine field office and the headquarters, participated in the workshop that was […]

UN, HNEC Cooperate on Election Data Mgt

This week, 13 electoral staff from the High National Elections Commission of Libya (HNEC) and experts from the UN Electoral Support Team to Libya, which includes capacities from UNSMIL and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), are coming together in Djerba, Tunisia for a technical workshop intended to strengthen management of electoral datasets in Libya. […]

Electoral Software Review Workshop

Electoral Software Review Workshop, UNEST (UNSMIL and UNDP), 18-21 November 2014 The UN Electoral Support Team in Libya (comprised of UN Support Mission in Libya and UN Development Programme) recently delivered a technical workshop in Tunisia targeting ten HNEC staff from its candidate nomination and data management sections. The event, which took place between 18 […]