Posts Tagged ‘Elections’

Al-Sirraj: Libya’s elections by end of 2019

  • 6 March 2019 - 12:04
Al-Sirraj: Libya’s elections by end of 2019

The Head of the Presidential Council in Libya Fayez Al-Sirraj said Tuesday in a meeting with municipal council's heads and members that the county should hold parliamentary and presidential elections by year end. Last Wednesday, Al-Sirraj met with Khalifa Haftar in Abu Dhabi but few details had...

African Union calls for Libya elections on next October

  • 12 February 2019 - 14:00
African Union calls for Libya elections on next October

The African Union (AU) has requested the AU Commission to make effort to organize presidential and parliamentary elections in Libya in October, the AU said in a communique, released on Tuesday, following the two-day 32nd AU Summit, which was held in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa. The...

Russia says setting deadlines for Libya elections “counterproductive”

  • 26 January 2019 - 12:19
Russia says setting deadlines for Libya elections “counterproductive”

The Russian Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov, said on Friday that setting deadlines for elections in Libya is counterproductive as the political players need to agree first on a political solution to end the country’s conflict. Lavrov told reporters after talks in Rabat with his Moroccan...

Libya’s HoR Speaker says will go ahead with presidential elections even if referendum fails

  • 14 January 2019 - 22:08
Libya’s HoR Speaker says will go ahead with presidential elections even if referendum fails

Libya should press ahead with national elections even if voters reject a draft constitution in a planned referendum, the Speaker of the House of Representatives (HoR) Aquilah Saleh told Reuters on Wednesday.   “Because we want a constitution (based on) consensus this will take time... We need...

HNEC: Libya’s constitution referendum next February

  • 6 December 2018 - 22:35
HNEC: Libya’s constitution referendum next February

The chairman of Libya’s High National Elections Commission (HNEC) said Thursday that the referendum on a new constitution will be held before the end of next February. The announcement by HNEC's chairman Emad Al-Sayeh signals a small step toward restoring unity and political stability after...

UN delegate to Libya: Elections will be in spring of 2019

  • 10 November 2018 - 13:21
UN delegate to Libya: Elections will be in spring of 2019

A national conference will be held in Libya in the first weeks of 2019 to push for elections that could take place next year, the UN envoy told the Security Council on Thursday. UN envoy Ghassan Salame said the conference will provide “a platform” for Libyans to spell out their vision for...

Libya’s eastern strongman insists he wants to secure elections and liberate Tripoli

  • 15 October 2018 - 21:19
Libya’s eastern strongman insists he wants to secure elections and liberate Tripoli

Sources close to the commander of the self-styled army in eastern Libya, Khalifa Haftar, told Egypt-based Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper on Sunday that the forces in east Libya are ready to secure any electoral process in regions under Haftar's control. The so called army stressed, the newspaper...

France pledges 650.000 euros to assist Libya’s municipal elections

  • 13 October 2018 - 12:26
France pledges 650.000 euros to assist Libya’s municipal elections

France has provided 650,000 euros (752,000 U.S. dollars) to assist Libya's municipal elections through the UN electoral support project, United Nations Development Program (UNDP) announced on Friday. French Ambassador to Libya Beatrice Le Fraper du Hellen and UNDP Country Director Sultan Hajiyev...

France wants UN sanctions on militias fighting in Tripoli

  • 25 September 2018 - 16:01
France wants UN sanctions on militias fighting in Tripoli

France said on Monday it wanted the U.N. Security Council to implement sanctions on militias involved in month-long clashes between rival factions in Libya’s capital Tripoli. “In the face of the worsening security situation in Tripoli, there is a responsibility to support the Libyans and...

France insists elections best option to end Libya’s crisis

  • 13 September 2018 - 21:24
France insists elections best option to end Libya’s crisis

France stuck to its position pushing for elections in Libya by the end of the year on Thursday, a day after Italy and the U.N.-backed government in Tripoli sowed doubts on the electoral calendar, citing a worsening security situation. Seeking to end the turmoil, French President Emmanuel Macron...

France provided Libya with $100 million to push for holding elections, says Le Drian

  • 23 July 2018 - 18:49
France provided Libya with $100 million to push for holding elections, says Le Drian

France’s foreign minister visited Libya on Monday to encourage holding elections in the north African country later this year as part of a reconciliation agreement reached by the country’s main political rivals in Paris in May. Jean-Yves Le Drian met with Fayez Serraj, the prime minister of...

Survey: 79% of Libyans prefer having constitution before going to elections

  • 10 July 2018 - 22:55
Survey: 79% of Libyans prefer having constitution before going to elections

An online survey for a week posted by news operator Ean Libya showed that 79% of the voters prefer to have a constitution referendum before having to hold elections in the country.   The voters of the constitution option (79%) won over those who wanted to go immediately to elections (21%)...

Erdogan claims victory as President of Turkey

  • 24 June 2018 - 23:41
Erdogan claims victory as President of Turkey

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on late Sunday declared victory in Turkey's presidential and parliamentary elections. “Our nation has given me the duty of the presidency and executive power,” Erdogan told reporters in Istanbul citing unofficial results, which would make him Turkey's first...

Iraq ballot boxes storage set ablaze amid cllas of a re-run

  • 10 June 2018 - 20:34
Iraq ballot boxes storage set ablaze amid cllas of a re-run

A storage site housing half of Baghdad’s ballot boxes from Iraq’s parliamentary election in May has caught fire, Reuters reported. This came just days after parliament demanded a nationwide recount of votes, drawing calls for the election to be re-run. An Interior Ministry spokesman said...

UN Security Council supports Libya elections in December 2018

  • 6 June 2018 - 17:17
UN Security Council supports Libya elections in December 2018

The U.N. Security Council has given its backing to the holding of presidential and parliamentary elections in Libya in December, which could be a significant step in bringing stability to a country where lawlessness has fed Islamic militancy and instability. The council adopted a French-drafted...

Paris Conference: Libya parties agree on elections on December 10, 2018

  • 29 May 2018 - 13:09
Paris Conference: Libya parties agree on elections on December 10, 2018

The Libyan parties under the auspices of the UN, intentional community and hosted in Paris by Emmanuel Macron, agreed on finalizing the constitution laws and adopting it by September 16 this year and holding presidential and parliamentary elections by December 10, 2018. The announcement came...

ISIS claims responsibility for Libya elections commission attack

  • 2 May 2018 - 17:00
ISIS claims responsibility for Libya elections commission attack

ISIS militants claimed responsibility for the attack on the Libyan electoral commission in Tripoli Wednesday morning, Reuters reported citing Amaq Media Agency. The death toll of the attack on the High National Elections Commission (HNEC) in Tripoli’s Ghout Al-Shaal has reached 16 and injuries...

Death toll of Tripoli electoral commission attack reaches 16: officials

  • 2 May 2018 - 14:35
Death toll of Tripoli electoral commission attack reaches 16: officials

The death toll of the attack on the High National Elections Commission (HNEC) in Tripoli's Ghout Al-Shaal has reached 16 and injuries reached 19, according to the field hospital official Mohammed Damja, who talked to local media. The attack was conducted by three suicide bombers, two of whom...

Update: Five dead in suicide bombing at Libya Elections Commission building

  • 2 May 2018 - 11:39
Update: Five dead in suicide bombing at Libya Elections Commission building

High National Elections Commission in Tripoli, Libya, has been attacked by three suicide bombers leaving the building ablaze and killing several security personnel, and injuring others. Local media reported Tripoli Field Hospital Head, Abdeldaiem Al-Rabti, as saying that at least five deaths and...

Saif Gaddafi for Libya President: Press Conference in Tunisia

  • 18 March 2018 - 21:37
Saif Gaddafi for Libya President: Press Conference in Tunisia

Local Tunisian media and social media activists circulated over the last two days an invitation for the press to attend a press conference in Tunis to shed light on Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi's presidential bid.   "Mr. Ayman Abu Ras - the spokesman for the Libyan Popular Front -...