Transfer by Imad al-Sayeh, head of Excessive Nationwide Elections Fee, successfully postpones December 24 vote.
Libya’s head of the Excessive Nationwide Electoral Fee (HNEC) has ordered the dissolution of the electoral committees nationwide, in a transfer that successfully postpones this week’s presidential elections.
A leaked inner assertion by Imad al-Sayeh dated December 20 outlined six factors, mainly “the disbandment of electoral regional and native department workplaces and committees”. A member of the HNEC’s board of administrators on Tuesday confirmed the authenticity of the doc.
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There was no remark but from Libya’s President Mohammad Younes Menfi, who’s in Cairo for a gathering along with his Egyptian counterpart, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.
Al Jazeera’s Malik Traina, reporting from Tripoli, mentioned rising tensions in current weeks inside the nation’s political and safety equipment had forged doubt on whether or not the December 24 elections would proceed as deliberate. Varied observers have mentioned they anticipated the polls to be postponed, however officers have shied away from making such an announcement.
“That is the primary official signal that the elections should not going to be going via,” Traina mentioned of the HNEC’s doc.
“The top of the electoral fee has ordered for the electoral committees and the executive workplaces to return to their positions earlier than the elections as if the elections aren’t going to occur,” he added.
“Mainly what this implies is that he’s advised the momentary employees and the directors within the polling stations to cease their work, to place away all of the election tools.”
Days earlier than Friday’s polls, the election was already up within the air, with no official checklist of candidates offered to the general public and no formal campaigning below manner.
Disputes about basic guidelines governing the election have continued all through the method, together with over the voting timetable, the eligibility of the principle candidates and the eventual powers of the following president and parliament.