21 November – 27 November: HoR pass the referendum constitutional amendment and approve the restructuring of the PC

Nov 27, 2018 | Libyan actors

On 26 November, the House of Representatives (HoR) passed the referendum constitutional amendment and approved the restructuring of the Presidential Council (PC). The constitutional amendment, which relates to article 6, divides Libya into three voting districts – Tripolitania, Cyrenaica and Fezzan. Before the amendment, in the form of the Transitional Constitution, Libya was considered one voting district. From this, the draft constitution must receive an approval of 50 +1 in each region and two-thirds national approval.

Along with the passing of the constitutional amendment, a new PC structure was approved, comprising a President and two deputies, as well as a separate Prime Minister as the head of the government.

On 22 November, the chairman and chief executive of the Libyan Investment Authority (LIA), Ali Mahmoud Hassan Mohamed, told Reuters that the LIA will appoint auditors to undertake a wide-ranging examination of its assets to get the billions from Libyan Assets unfrozen.