High National Election Commission

The High National Election Commission is a body created in Libya for organising elections following the 2011 Libyan Civil War, starting in 2012.[1]

High National Election Commission
Typesgovernment agency Edit this on Wikidata
Established2012 Edit this on Wikidata (8 years ago)
CountryLibya Edit this on Wikidata
Websitehnec.ly Edit this on Wikidata
AimElections in Libya Edit this on Wikidata

CreationEdit

The High National Election Commission (HNEC) was involved in organising the 2012 Libyan parliamentary election after the 2011 civil war that overthrew Muammar Gaddafi.[1] The HNEC's chairman at the time was Nuri al-Abbar.[2] The aim of the election was to replace the National Transitional Council created during the civil war by a representative General National Congress (GNC).[2]

LeadershipEdit

From 2016[3] to early 2020, the HNEC Board members were Emad al-Shadly al-Sayah, Rabab Mohammed Halab, Abdelhakim al-Shaab Belkhair and Abubakr Ali Marda.[4]

Transitional institutionsEdit

HNEC continued organising elections during the Libyan Crisis (2011–present). It organised the 2014 Libyan Constitutional Assembly election[5][6][7] that elected a constituent assembly that wrote the 2017 draft Libyan constitution.[8] HNEC organised the 2014 Libyan parliamentary election that aimed to replace the GNC by a new parliament, the House of Representatives (HoR).[9][10]

Municipal elections also were held in Libya in 2014.[11] Under Article 157 of the 2017 draft constitution, the Central Commission of Municipal Council Elections (CCMCE) was created to organise the following set of municipal elections, in coordination with HNEC, in 2018.[12] The CCMCE started running the 2019 Libyan local elections in early 2019.[11]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Latest results for political parties". Libya Herald. 10 July 2012. Archived from the original on 29 June 2013. Retrieved 4 February 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Q&A: Libya's General National Congress election", BBC News, 7 July 2012, archived from the original on 5 July 2012, retrieved 20 June 2018
  3. ^ "Board Members - High National Election Commission". High National Election Commission. 2016. Archived from the original on 29 March 2016. Retrieved 4 February 2020.
  4. ^ "Board Members - High National Election Commission". High National Election Commission. 2020. Archived from the original on 4 February 2020. Retrieved 4 February 2020.
  5. ^ "Constitutional assembly candidates being registered". Libya Herald. 21 October 2013. Archived from the original on 22 October 2013. Retrieved 24 December 2013.
  6. ^ Elumami, Ahmed (21 February 2014). "Election re-runs next Wednesday says Elabbar". Libya Herald. Archived from the original on 21 February 2014. Retrieved 1 April 2014.
  7. ^ Elumami, Ahmed (2 March 2014). "HNEC announces results for Constitutional Committee elections". Libya Herald. Archived from the original on 10 March 2014. Retrieved 3 March 2014.
  8. ^ al-Ali, Zaid (4 October 2017). "Libya's final draft constitution: A contextual analysis" (PDF). Constitutionnet. Archived (PDF) from the original on 21 January 2020. Retrieved 21 January 2020.
  9. ^ "Congress votes to replace itself with new House of Representatives". Libya Herald. 30 March 2014. Archived from the original on 30 March 2014. Retrieved 11 May 2019.
  10. ^ Paton, Callum; Seraj, Essul (22 July 2014). "ELECTIONS 2014: Final results for House of Representative elections announced". Libya Herald. Archived from the original on 9 May 2019. Retrieved 9 May 2019.
  11. ^ a b "Libya holds municipal elections in first vote for five years". Middle East Monitor. 31 March 2019. Archived from the original on 31 March 2019. Retrieved 20 April 2019.
  12. ^ "Project Document – Libya – Local Elections" (PDF). United Nations Development Programme. 4 February 2019. Archived (PDF) from the original on 4 February 2020. Retrieved 1 May 2019.

External linksEdit

Official website