Constitutional Committee Election Final Turnout Put at Half Million
Well, among those who registered turnout was not so low. Very interesting is how the re-runs will go in Ubari and elsewhere and most importantly if the minorities will be brought on board via some outside negotiations or appeasement tactics. Read more from the LH here.
Releasing the full figures for the turnout in Thursday’s Constitutional Committee elections last night, the Higher National Elections Commission (HNEC) has reiterated that an attempt to re-run the contest will take place on Wednesday in those polling centres where violence or blockades prevented it happening. If, however, they are disrupted again, the issue will have to be resolved by the General National Congress, HNEC head Nuri Elabbar said.
He said that negotiations with the Amazigh community which boycotted the elections were still at an impasse. However, there were a number of suggestions that had been made to break the deadlock, among them the appointment of Amazigh representatives to the two uncontested Amazigh seats in Zuwara and the Jebel Nafusa.
It has been suggested that the Supreme Amazigh Council be empowered by Congress to appoint them – a move that would, for the first time, give the council official status in Libya.