UN adviser says Libyan joint committee reached consensus on draft constitution
The United Nations' secretary general's special adviser on Libya, Stephanie Williams, said on Friday that the Joint Committee between the Libyan House of
Representatives and the High Council of State on Constitutional Track has reached "an initial consensus" on 137 articles of a draft constitution.
The developments were welcomed by the parliament-appointed prime minister, Fathi Bashagha, who said that the "rapprochement between the House of Representatives and the High Council of State ... will allow for a transition of power via elections that reflect the will of the Libyan people".
In March, Williams invited the parliament and High State Council to each nominate six members for a joint committee on Libya's constitutional arrangements.
Libya's political process fell apart in December with the collapse of a scheduled election, with major factions and political bodies pushing opposing plans for the path ahead and backing rival governments.