Chairman of Libya’s constitution drafting assembly resigns over pressure

Chairman of Libya’s Constitution Drafting Assembly, Noah Abdelsayed

The Chairman of Libya’s Constitution Drafting Assembly, Noah Abdelsayed, announced his resignation on Sunday.  

He said in a letter sent to the CDA members “I don’t want to continue in my post.

Abdelsayed did not give details whether the resignation had been accepted.

Etimad Mesallati, a CDA member, told local TV channel Alnabaa that Abdelsayed was pressured into this resignation after he spent five hours in Rajma town, where Khalifa Haftar’s self-styled army command is located.

His resignation came one day before the House of Representatives was set to meet to vote on a law for holding a referendum on a proposed constitution.

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