HoR starts today’s session, postpones voting on 2021 budget at government’s request. Government to make further amendments to budget

By Sami Zaptia.

(Logo: Tobruk HoR).

London, 2 August 2021:

Official House of Representatives (HoR) Spokesperson Abdalla Belheeg confirmed that the HoR had started its official session today in Tobruk.

However, he revealed that voting on the draft 2021 budget bill has been postponed, based on a written request from the government. He said the government wishes to make further amendments to the contested budget.

Belheeg said the HoR had begun today to discuss the draft law to elect the president directly by the Libyan people.

 

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For detailed background on the ”constitutional basis” controversy see:

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Economic Working Group urges Libyan stakeholders to find compromise solutions on stalled 2021 budget, progressing unification and provide urgent services to Libyans | (libyaherald.com)

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While acting as technical advisor in the HoR-HNEC Rome meeting, UNSMIL urges HoR and HSC to work together on constitutional basis for elections | (libyaherald.com)

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Over 51,000 new voters recorded on the electoral register | (libyaherald.com)

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LPDF Bridging Committee met in effort to propose consensus on constitutional basis | (libyaherald.com)

Hafter calls on Aldabaiba government to implement the Berlin Agreement in full | (libyaherald.com)

Libya’s Presidency Council could issue constitutional basis decree to bypass political impasse – Koni | (libyaherald.com)

HoR has begun preparing election law: Saleh to Kubis | (libyaherald.com)

LPDF fails to reach consensus on constitutional basis for elections – Libyan elections in balance | (libyaherald.com)

Several LPDF members trying to insert “poison pills” to ensure elections will not happen: US Special Envoy | (libyaherald.com)

 

 

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