By Ayman Amzein.
Benghazi, 24 June 2014:
The House of Representatives ended its discussions early this morning today on the fouth draft presented by the . . .[restrict]UN-brokered Dialogue process, agreeing to approve it but with significant changes. Earlier it had been reported that it had ended without a decision.
Much of the overnight debate focussed on the High Council of State, which under the draft would in effect be the upper house of the Libya parliament.
Many HoR members were opposed to the proposals as they stand, in particularly the proposal that 90 of its 120 should come from the General National Congress. The HoR wants the figure reduced to 45.
It has also said that its name should be changed to the State Consultative Council and that it would be based in in the south of Libya.