HNEC’s plan is to hold parliamentary and presidential elections simultaneously, Al-Sayeh says

HNEC’s plan is to hold parliamentary and presidential elections simultaneously, Al-Sayeh says

October 24, 2021 - 21:52
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Written By: LibyaMohammed

The Chairman of the High National Elections Commission (HNEC), Imad Al-Sayeh, has revealed that the HNEC's plan calls for holding the presidential and parliamentary elections simultaneously.

In a press conference, Al-Sayeh added that the results of the presidential and parliamentary elections will be announced simultaneously, as the second round of the presidential elections will be parallel to the parliamentary elections.

“The registration of candidates for the parliamentary and presidential elections will open simultaneous in the first half of next November when preparations are completed”, Al-Sayeh said.

He also indicated that the HNEC is still communicating with the House of Representatives (HoR) to amend some technical articles in the election laws, and that it does not consider it a political party, but rather as a legislative authority, stressing that HNEC is obligated to implement the laws sent to it by the HoR, according to him.

“The HNEC will take proactive steps with the aim of facilitating the holding of the elections on time, as it will present today the recommendation forms and conditions for candidacy for the presidential elections, while tomorrow it will present the list of registered voters”, Al-Sayeh added.

He also confirmed that the elections will be held in accordance with the two laws issued by the HoR, noting that whoever questions these electoral laws must challenge them before the judiciary, which will itself resort to resolving disputes, as he put it.