By Libya Herald reporter.
Tripoli, 3 September 2015:
The Constitutional Drafting Assembly (CDA) has . . .[restrict]confirmed that it will move from Beida to Ghadames for the final stages of it work. In an announcement it says it will do so on 10 September.
Under the law passed by the General National Congress, the CDA was based in Beida, using the old Libya parliament building there. However, it was permitted to have meetings anywhere else in Libya.
Elected in February 2013, it was supposed to have completed its work by the end of that year. It has, however, been beset by problems from the start, with the Amazigh community boycotting the elections. There have been a couple of bomb attacks against it, the local municipal council has been waging a campaign to remove it and, most recently, the four Tebu and Tuareg representatives walked out of the body, complaining that it was not committed to accommodating Libya’s minorities.
It is unclear if the move to Ghadames is, in part, a bid to rebuild bridges with the minorities. There is a significant Tuareg community in the Ghadames area, although many were forced out of the town itself after the revolution. [/restrict]