Libyan Amazigh Council calls for boycotting constitution referendum

Libyan Amazigh Council calls for boycotting constitution referendum

January 21, 2021 - 21:01
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The Supreme Council of Libyan Amazigh rejected in a statement Thursday the outcomes of the Constitutional Committee in Hurghada, especially the decision to carry out a referendum on the Libyan constitution draft.

The statement said the referendum is a hostile action against Libyan Amazigh, who will boycott the referendum and won't recognize its results.

Libyan Amazigh-speaking areas boycotted the election of the Constitution Drafting Assembly members in February 2014, in protest of the lack of proper representation of Libyan society components.

The Constitutional Committee of the House of Representatives (HoR) and High Council of State (HCS) has approved holding a memorandum for the constitution draft and adopted the voting mechanism of three regions: Tripoli, Cyrenaica and Fezzan; 50+1 votes in every region.

The Constitutional Committee said in a statement after the meeting in Hurghada Tuesday that the agreement on the referendum was based on HoR referendum law (No.6) of 2018 and its amendment (No.1) of 2019, which saw item six of the law, which said the constitution draft needs two thirds of cast votes across Libya and 50+1 in every region, modified into just 50+1 vote in every region.

The Constitutional Committee also agreed on removing item seven of the law, which said the referendum would be void if all of its requirements weren't met.

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