The head of the High National Elections Commission, Imad al-Sayeh, announced on Sunday that the commission “does not have any technical problem in conducting the elections on time.”
This came in a statement made by Al-Sayeh seen by The Eastern Herald after the head of the parliamentary committee in charge of monitoring the elections declared that postponing them is “inevitable.”
Al-Sayeh said: “Technically, we have no problem with holding the elections on time.”
He added that in the event of postponing the elections, “the House of Representatives is the one who announces, not the Commission.”
And he added, “It is not within our competence to announce the postponement, and whoever issued the execution order is the one who issues the suspension order, and he is the one who decides the polling day, let alone the decision to postpone,” without adding details.
On Friday, the head of the Parliamentary Committee in charge of following up on the electoral process, Al-Hadi Al-Saghir, said that “the postponement of the elections is a definitive and realistic matter,” according to what was reported by February TV (local private).
At that time, the committee issued a statement confirming that the Electoral Commission “is responsible to the Libyans for declaring whether or not the deadline for the election will be met.”
The committee added that it had received “required reports from the concerned authorities, foremost of which is the report of the High National Elections Commission.
The Libyans hope that the presidential elections (scheduled to be held on December 24) and the parliamentary elections (their scheduled date after 52 days of the presidency) will contribute to ending the armed conflict that their oil-rich country has suffered. With the support of Arab and Western countries and foreign mercenaries, the militia of Khalifa Haftar fought For years, the former internationally recognized Government of National Accord.