Constitution Drafting Assembly rejects outcome of LPDF’s Legal Committee

The Constitution Drafting Assembly reaffirmed that it will continue to work to protect Libyan people's right to elect their government officials fairly as it rejected the LPDF's Legal Committee's outcomes

The CDA called upon all relevant bodies to complete the stages of the constitutional process by committing themselves to respecting the outcome of the national elections. [Photo: Getty Images]
The Constitution Drafting Assembly (CDA) has rejected the recommendations of the Legal Committee on the Constitutional Course of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum.

This was expressed in a statement issued by the Assembly on the results of the Legal Committee at the LDPF conference, which Ean Libya obtained a copy of.

The CDA urged all institutions and bodies involved in the constitutional process to complete the stages of the process by pledging to respect the output of the constituent body chosen by the citizens and not to prejudice or breach it in any way.

“We are working to allow the Libyan people to speak their minds on the draft Libyan constitution through a free, democratic, open, and fair referendum,” the Assembly declared.

The CDA also stated that it would take all appropriate national and international steps to preserve constitutional entitlement in accordance with the Libyan Constitutional Declaration’s provisions, as well as to guarantee the Libyan people’s right to self-determination in accordance with all applicable international instruments and resolutions.

The Assembly dismissed the Legal Committee’s conclusion that it would consider “objections” to the draft Constitution in coordination with the Constituent Body as part of the constitutional procedure.

Meanwhile, on Wednesday, the Libyan Dialogue Forum will hold a virtual meeting for two days to vote on changes to the constitutional rule approved by the Forum’s Legal Committee, on which legislative and presidential benefits will be granted.

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