Tag Archives | Elections

New Parliament Opens

The Libyan parliament convened for the first time on Monday, a move welcomed by the United Nations mission assisting the country which said it hopes that the politicians can lead the north African nation away from continuing bloody battles in Tripoli and Benghazi. “This step reflects the genuine will of the Libyan people to see […]

Liberals Defeat Islamists in Libyan Elections

Libya's High National Elections Commission (HNEC) has announced the final results of the parliamentary elections held on 25th June. The results are for "individual candidates", with parties and lists were disallowed, and according to a report from AFP the future make-up of the 200-seat parliament will only be known after the formation of political blocs. […]

Provisional Results Elections Announced

The High National Elections Commission (HNEC) has issued the provisional results of the elections for the House for Representatives. Candidates and others now have two days to appeal them. The head of HNEC, Emad Al-Sayeh, also announced that 12 seats had not been filled, such as Rigdaleen – Zultan, where 200 votes separated the two […]

Mobile Tech Helps Libya's Democracy

Libya's High National Election Commission (HNEC) has worked with US-based social impact firm Reboot to develop a mobile and online platform for Libyans to register for elections. Panthea Lee (pictured), co-founder and principal at Reboot, told GlobalPost that the system enables in-country and out-of-country voter registration by SMS as well as online through a suite […]

Video: Is Libya Ready for Democracy?

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Parliamentary elections are seen as an important step in the transition towards democratic governance. Hazem Sika speaks to Anas El Gomati - director of the Tripoli-based Sadeq Institute; Manal Omar - associate vice president […]

UN Address at HNEC Media Centre Opening

Address of the United Nations presented by Mr. Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Libya and Deputy head of United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) and Resident Coordinator, on the opening of polling phase at the High National Elections Commission (HNEC) Media Centre Opening in Tripoli, Saturday 21 June […]

Electoral Materials Arrive Ahead of National Elections

Ballot papers, registration books and other electoral materials for Libya’s upcoming national elections arrived at Tripoli International Airport on Saturday 14 June 2014. The UN Development Programme (UNDP) Country Director for Libya, Selva Ramachandran, and Abubaker Mohammed Marda, member of Libya’s High National Elections Commission (HNEC), were on hand at the airport to receive the […]

RWB’s Recommendations on Constitution

RWB’s recommendations on Libya’s constitutional and legal framework Reporters Without Borders has published its recommendations on Libya’s constitutional and legal framework, as the High National Electoral Commission (HNEC) prepares to hold a third round of elections for 13 Constituent Assembly seats that could not be held in the first two rounds. A boycott by part […]