Libyan Amazigh Council calls for boycott of referendum on constitution

The Supreme Council of Libyan Amazighs on Thursday rejected in a statement the results of the Hurghada Constitutional Commission, including the decision to hold a referendum on the Libyan draft constitution.

The statement said the referendum is hostile action against the Libyan Amazighs, who will boycott the referendum and fail to recognize its results.

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

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

The Constitutional Committee said in a statement after the meeting in Hurghada on Tuesday that the referendum agreement was based on the HoR Referendum Law (No.6) of 2018 and its amendment (No.1) of 2019, which concerned the point six of the law. , who said the draft constitution requires two-thirds of the votes cast across Libya and 50 + 1 in each region, amended to just 50 + 1 votes in each region.

The Constitutional Committee also agreed to remove article seven from the law, which stipulated that the referendum would be void if all of its requirements were not met.

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