Posts Tagged ‘Elections’

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...