Final joint HoR-HSC committee meeting in Cairo concludes

Jun 19, 2022 | Libyan actors

On 19 June, the third and final round of the Joint House of Representatives (HoR) and High State Council (HSC) Committee on the Libyan Constitutional Track concluded but failed to produce a framework for elections. On 20 June, the Special Advisor to the UN Secretary-General (SASG), Stephanie Williams, issued a concluding statement noting that despite the Committee achieving ‘a great deal of consensus’, ‘differences persist on the measures governing the transitional period leading to elections’. According to reports, longstanding issues of contention, such as the eligibility criteria for candidates standing in elections, could not be unanimously resolved. Some members of the Committee reportedly sought to collect signatures from those who supported their positions for posterity. In Williams’ statement, she called upon the HoR Speaker, Aqeela Saleh, and the HSC head, Khalid Mishri, to meet within ten days to ‘bridge outstanding issues’.