Council of Representatives Elections in Libya



Council of Representatives Elections in Libya

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - 13:00

On June 25, Libyans return to the polls for the second time this year to elect 200 members to the Council of Representatives (CoR).There are a total of 1,714 candidates registered, including 149 candidates running for 32 seats reserved for women and 1,565 candidates, including three women, running for general seats.

The CoR is an interim legislative authority tasked with deciding on a method to elect an interim President, drafting a new election law and issuing the new constitution, which must be approved by two-thirds of Libyan voters. As such, the CoR elections mark an important step in Libya's transition.

To help you understand this complex electoral process and its role in the country's transition, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) provides Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) onElections in Libya: June 25 Council of Representatives Elections. IFES FAQs include:
  • What is the Council of Representatives' Mandate?
  • Are there any special measures to ensure the election of women to the Council of Representatives?
  • What are the responsibilities of observers? Do they have any restrictions?
  • What are the next steps in Libya's transition following the Council of Representative elections?