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HNEC announces the start of registering the voters

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LIBYAPROSPECT – Tripoli

The High National Elections Commission (HNEC) announced in Tripoli, on Wednesday, the beginning of registering the voters and updating the electoral register.

The head of the HNEC, Emad Al-Sayeh, said in a press conference, Wednesday morning, that the operation of registering the voters was started according to the law of establishing the HNEC No; 8 of the year 2013 and the decision No; 58.

Al-Sayeh clarified that registering the voters’ operation would continue for 60 days, renewable. He added that registering the Libyan communities outside Libya would be on the first day of coming February.

From his side, the general manager of the HNEC, Saeed Al-Gusbi, cold through Al-Wasat Website, for the necessity of the registration to guarantee the participation of the most significant number of the voters.

Al-Gusbi said that 1880 centres in Libya had updated their posters with the centres’ numbers. He called the citizens to register.

The United Nations Envoy to Libya, Ghassan Salame, and his deputy attended the press conference.

Salame said that the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) insists that the elections operation is the only way to end the disputes between the rivals. He added that the preparations are for going to the case of stability in Libya not to start a new transitional time.

Salame stated that the situation needs legislative conditions and suitable political circumstances accepted by all parties, pointing that the Political Agreement should remain as the reference.

Salame said that the Libyan sides should be ready to accept the results of the elections.

Salame stressed that there is no alternative to the elections because it is a part of the action plan of the UNSMIL, adding that there must be a government to deal with the life matters such as the liquidity crisis and the situations of the state institutions.