The High Council of State (HCS) has rejected the parliamentary elections law issued by the House of Representatives (HoR) unilaterally in a session held on Monday at its headquarters in Tobruk.
The spokesman for the HCS, Muhammad Abdel Nasser, said in a press statement that the issuance of the law is a violation of the political agreement included in the constitutional declaration, which stipulates the need for consultation between the two councils to issue electoral laws.
"We hold the HoR responsible in the event of postponing or disrupting the election date as a result of unilateral actions and not relying on the political agreement”, Abdel Nasser added.
The HoR announced its approval of the parliamentary elections law, after parliament members voted on it by a majority, according to the HoR's spokesman, Abdullah Blehaq.
The HoR had previously issued a presidential election law without consultations with the HCS, which was rejected by the latter at the time, accusing the HoR and its speaker, Aqilah Saleh, of deliberately obstructing the upcoming elections.