By Libya Herald reporters.
Tripoli, 21 August 2015:
The House of Representatives is coming under pressure from some civil society organisations to give . . .[restrict]an idea of what it will do, once its mandate runs out in October.
Under the Constitutional Declaration. the HoR would cease to exist on 21 October this year. However in July, members set up a committee to look at amending the law to extend its life.
That committee has yet to report. Meanwhile, there has been growing impatience with the House in both Tobruk and Benghazi. Demonstrations have demanded the formation of a ruling military council. The example of Egypt is cited, even though Egypt has well-developed and economically-entrenched armed forces, while Libya does not.
Yesterday HoR member Ibrahim Ameish, a representative from Benghazi met civil society activists in the city who are pressing for change.
Ameish told the meeting that the HoR was going to be appointing a committee to work on what he called a “road map” for the parliament.
Currently, under the UNSMIL draft peace accord, the life of the HoR would be extended by one or if necessary two years until the Constitutional Drafting Assembly had completed its work and the new constitution voted on in a referendum. [/restrict]