HNEC announces areas of appeals submission against presidential candidates

HNEC announces areas of appeals submission against presidential candidates

November 24, 2021 - 21:44
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The Libyan High National Elections Commission (HNEC) announced the areas where appeals against presidential candidates and measures taken by the HNEC can be submitted ahead of the December 24 vote.

The HNEC said Wednesday that the areas are its offices that are within the appeal courts' area in Tripoli, Benghazi, Sabha, Al-Khums, Misrata, Al-Bayda, Tobruk, Al-Zawiya and Gharyan, saying these areas will be the place for submitting appeals to the preliminary appeals committee, while Sabha, Benghazi and Tripoli's HNEC offices will be used for appeals committee.

On Tuesday, the Libyan Supreme Judicial Council amended the fifth article of the regulations table for the tasks of appeals' committees regarding elections.

The amendment says the appeal should be sent to preliminary appeals committees within the area of the candidates against whom the appeals are filed within 72 hours following the publication of candidates' lists, adding that appeals to voting and results of elections will be made within 24 hours of the publication of preliminary results to the committees in the areas of the two sides of the appeals.

The fifth article said before amendment that appeals against candidates should be filed with preliminary appeals committees within the area of the candidate, which was contested by many people because it would be difficult to appeal against candidates in their area.

Benghazi displaced community called in a letter to the Supreme Judicial Council for enabling them to appeal in their areas of residence because they cannot do so in eastern region's courts where Khalifa Haftar is in control and then appeal against him or any other candidate in that region.