During a press conference held on Tuesday, October 5, the spokesman of the Parliament, Abdallah Bliheq, announced that the legislative elections in Libya will take place at the end of January, one month after the presidential election, maintained for December 24. Abdallah Bliheq explained that the legislative elections were postponed to give priority to the presidential elections.
One day before this announcement, the parliament adopted the law governing the legislative elections, three weeks after the ratification of another controversial text for the presidential part of the election.
Having called for the postponement of the presidential election by at least one year, the High State Council (HCE), which acts as the Senate, has not yet responded to the parliament’s announcement. However, the HCE has stated that it will reject the law governing the legislative elections because it was not consulted during its drafting.