The Head of the High National Elections Commission (HNEC) Emad Al-Sayeh said the Government of National Unity (GNU) gave them 43 million dinars to be added to previous 50 million given by the Government of National Accord (GNA).
Al-Sayeh told US-based Al-Hurra TV that 43 million dinars is sufficient for holding elections unless the legislation of election has requirements that will need more funds, which will then be requested from the GNU.
The Speaker of the Libyan House of Representatives (HoR) Aqila Saleh said election legislations could be finalized and passed in a week, saying the amended budget bill of the Government of National Unity was sent to the planning and financial committee and adding that the funds allocated for "Armed Forces" are insufficient.
29 prisoners escaped from the notorious, east-based Gernada prison on Friday after a riot incident, security sources have confirmed.
The sources said police in Al-Bayda and Shahat tried to help Gernada prison guards control the riot but couldn't. The names of the men at large were published later in a document from the prison director that was leaked to the media, calling for recapturing and bringing them back to jail.
The Libyan Army said Saturday that 17 civilian men from the western region were released by Khalifa Haftar's forces, who held them based only on their identity cards information.
The spokesman for the Sirte-Jufra Operations Room, Abdelhadi Drah, said the "17 prisoners" arrived at the 50km checkpoint in western Sirte under the supervision of the 5+5 Joint Military Commission.
Tunisian Foreign Minister, Othman Al-Jarandi has said that they have no objection to reopen the Ras Ajdir and Dehiba border crossings, if the scientific committee concerned with confronting Coronavirus allows it.
This came during his phone call with the Foreign Minister, Najlaa Al-Manqoush, during which he indicated that the continued closure of the crossings is a precautionary health measure, aimed at protecting the citizens of the two countries and preventing the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic.
The Prime Minister of the Government of National Unity, Abdel Hamid Dbeibah, has said that he had no objection to meet Haftar if he recognized him as Prime Minister and Defense Minister.
PM Dbeibah added in an interview with Bloomberg Agency on Friday, that he communicated indirectly with Haftar when he officially took office and began to resolve issues, including the exchange of prisoners, but Haftar's recent statements were not encouraging, as he put it.