On 21 September, Bernardino Leon – United Nations Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) – announced the Final Draft of the Libya Political Agreement. UNSMIL aimed for the Agreement’s ratification by both the House of Representatives (HoR) and General National Congress (GNC) governments by the end of September, with a view to forming a Government of National Accord (GNA) before 20 October. The Agreement envisions a one-year united national government, incorporating the current elected parliament and another chamber.
The HoR Women’s Bloc members refuted the final agreement, as well as Sheikh Sadik Al-Ghariani of the Dar al-Ifta fatwa organization, who indicated that shari’a should be the law – rather than the source of the law, referring to Article 5 of the Governing Principles: “Commitment that Islamic law (Sharia) is the source of legislation; it shall not be permissible to issue any legislation that contradicts with it.” On 05 October, the HoR voted to extend its term beyond the 21 October by amendment of the 2011 Constitutional Declaration, complicating UNSMIL’s goal of unifying Libya’s rival governments.
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