Committee calls for referendum on new Libya constitution

Libya Constitution Committee

Libya’s constitution drafting committee on Monday called on the parliament to issue a law for referendum on the new constitution.

“We call on you to enable the Libyan people to practice their constitutional right and decide on the constitution draft,” the committee called on the parliament.

The committee on Saturday drafted a constitution amid protests claiming that the draft “ignores eastern Libyans.”

The high commission of election also called for “a law that organizes the referendum on the new constitution.”

“We are ready to meet our responsibility. However, we need the parliament to issue a law to organize the referendum process,” the commission said in a statement on Monday.

Libya has been struggling to make a democratic transition since the 2011 uprising that toppled former leader Muammar Gaddafi’s regime. The country is still politically divided amid insecurity and chaos.

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