In light of the expected new roadmap, which is likely to be announced by the Libyan parliament next week, the most important question here remains about the features of the next stage in the country, after years of turmoil between the political parties.
3 points for a roadmap
The Libyan parliament is expected to announce the new roadmap on January 25 or 27, bearing 3 main points: starting from a constitutional path, followed by national reconciliation, and ending with the formation of a new government, according to a report by the Italian agency “Nova”.
According to media reports, the upcoming elections in the country may depend on a combination of these three points.
The new constitution has two options. The first is to make some changes in addition to a referendum on the constitution in the middle of the year as desired by the head of the Supreme Council of State in Libya, Khaled Al-Mashri.
The second is to start from scratch, as the speaker of the Libyan parliament, Aguila Saleh, and the committee consisting of 30 experts, which is the Libyan parliamentary committee tasked with preparing a proposal for the road map, want.
Sovereign positions and the election complex
It is noteworthy that the previous consultations, led by a joint committee between the House of Representatives and the state last year, on the file of mechanisms for distributing sovereign positions and the personalities who will occupy leadership positions in the country and manage the transitional phase, ended without understanding.
This turmoil happened due to the simmering differences between the parties to the Libyan conflict and the geographical and tribal competition for these positions.
As for the elections, which were scheduled for the end of last year when they reached the stage of electoral appeals, they faltered due to disputes between official institutions in the country and political differences over election laws and the role of the judiciary, as well as security tensions.
Despite the fact that the High Commission has recommended January 24 as the date for the first round of presidential elections, the reasons that led to the postponement of the elections and the failure to hold them last December are still valid.
Also, no consensus has been reached yet on a new election calendar.