OCTNOVJAN
22
201020112012
28 captures
22 Nov 2011 - 26 Jan 2021
About this capture
 
EDITION:
U.S.
ARTICLE
COMMENTS (1)
Follow Reuters
READ
Insight: In Iowa, farmland boom means end of an era for many
10:08am EST
Target given 190,000 Black Friday protest signatures
3:28pm EST
Study rejects "faster than light" particle finding
20 Nov 2011
Armed man barricaded at Colorado Air Force base
5:29pm EST
DISCUSSED
Mon, Oct 31 2011
Sun, Nov 20 2011
Sun, Nov 20 2011
Libya's new rulers set out steps to elections
Tweet
Share this
Email
Print
Related News
Gaddafi sons broadcast confusion as battle looms
Wed, Aug 31 2011
Gaddafi forces hang on in Sirte while he hides
Tue, Aug 30 2011
WRAPUP 5-Libyan leader sets ultimatum for Gaddafi forces
Tue, Aug 30 2011
Gaddafi family members flee to Algeria without him
Mon, Aug 29 2011
WRAPUP 5-Libyans squeeze Gaddafi bastion, Tripoli revives
Mon, Aug 29 2011
Analysis & Opinion
Tea Party cools as Keynes makes a comeback
Banks face myriad difficulties in trying to return corrupt Gaddafi money
Related Topics
United Nations »
Energy »
By Robert Birsel
BENGHAZI | Wed Aug 31, 2011 9:10am EDT
Aug 31 (Reuters) - Libya's National Transitional Council (NTC) has set out steps leading to democratic elections monitored by the United Nations within 18 months.
The plan goes into effect with a "declaration of liberation" which the NTC has not defined precisely, though NTC chairman Abdel Mustafa Jalil told reporters the conditions for such a declaration included the capture or death of Muammar Gaddafi.
The NTC's Constitution Declaration for governing during the transitional period sets out the main guidelines for the way the country is to be overseen as it emerges from six months of war.
GENERAL PROVISIONS
Libya is a democratic, independent state with Tripoli its capital, Islam its religion, sharia, Islamic law as the main source of legislation and Arabic as its official language. The rights of minority groups and all sections of society are guaranteed.
The state will establish a democratic political system based on political and party pluralism aiming for a peaceful, democratic transition of power.
All Libyans are equal before the law and are not discriminated against because of religion, faith, language, wealth, gender, ancestry, political views, social status or tribal, group or family affiliation.
The state guarantees freedom of opinion and expression, as well as freedom of the press and peaceful protests.
The state guarantees the right to form political parties, societies and civil society organizations. The formation of secret or armed societies, or societies that do not comply with public order shall not be permitted.
GOVERNANCE IN THE TRANSITIONAL PERIOD
The NTC is the highest authority. It is made up of representatives of local councils who are chosen to reflect population density.
The NTC will be based in Tripoli and will appoint an Executive Office - or interim government - consisting of a head and members to run specific portfolios. The Executive Office is responsible to the NTC for implementing NTC policy.
The NTC will set up an audit bureau that will monitor revenues and expenses and ensure funds are properly used.
FIRST STEPS
After "declaring liberation", the NTC will move to its headquarters in Tripoli and form a transitional government within 30 days. Within 90 days of declaring liberation, the NTC will issue legislation about the election of a Public National Conference (PNC), appoint an elections commission and call for the election of the PNC.
The PNC will be elected within 240 days of the declaration of liberation. It will consist of 200 elected members. The NTC will be dissolved at the first meeting of the PNC. The transitional government continues until the formation of an interim government.
Within 30 days of its first meeting, the PNC will appoint a prime minister who will nominate his government which will become an interim government.
CONSTITUTION
The PNC will appoint a Constituent Authority for drafting a constitution which should submit a draft constitution to the PNC within 60 days of its first meeting.
The PNC will approve the draft constitution and will put it to a referendum within 30 days. If it is approved by a two-thirds majority, the Constituent Authority will endorse it as the constitution, and it will be ratified by the PNC. If it is rejected, the Constituent Authority will have to re-draft it and put it to a referendum again within 30 days.
ELECTIONS
The PNC will issue a general elections law in line with the constitution within 30 days and a general election will be held within 180 days of the declaration of the laws.
A Supreme National Elections Commission, to be appointed by the PNC, will be responsible for holding general elections "under the supervision of the national judiciary and to be monitored by the UN as well as international and regional organizations".
The PNC will endorse and announce the election results. A new legislature will convene within 30 days. At its first meeting, the PNC will be dissolved and the new legislature will assume its duties.
With the first meeting of the legislature, the government will becomes a caretaker government until the appointment of a permanent government in accordance with the constitution. (Editing by Giles Elgood)
UNITED NATIONS
ENERGY
Tweet this
Link this
Share this
Digg this
Email
We welcome comments that advance the story through relevant opinion, anecdotes, links and data. If you see a comment that you believe is irrelevant or inappropriate, you can flag it to our editors by using the report abuse links. Views expressed in the comments do not represent those of Reuters. For more information on our comment policy, see http://blogs.reuters.com/fulldisclosure/2010/09/27/toward-a-more-thoughtful-conversation-on-stories/
Comments (1)
GlobalCitizen01 wrote:
Hoping there are a few women candidates… May as well improve the lives of as many of the Libyan people as possible.
Aug 31, 2011 11:53am EDT  --  Report as abuse
This discussion is now closed. We welcome comments on our articles for a limited period after their publication.
See All Comments »

 
EDITION:
U.S.
Back to top
Reuters.com
Business
Markets
World
Politics
Technology
Opinion
Money
Pictures
Videos
Site Index
Legal
Bankruptcy Law
California Legal
New York Legal
Securities Law
Support & Contact
Contact Us
Advertise With Us
Connect with Reuters
Twitter  
Facebook  
LinkedIn  
RSS  
Podcast  
Newsletters  
Mobile
About
Privacy Policy
Terms of Use
Our Flagship financial information platform incorporating Reuters Insider
An ultra-low latency infrastructure for electronic trading and data distribution
A connected approach to governance, risk and compliance
Our next generation legal research platform
Our global tax workstation
Thomsonreuters.com
About Thomson Reuters
Investor Relations
Careers
Contact Us
 
Thomson Reuters is the world's largest international multimedia news agency, providing investing news, world news, business news, technology news, headline news, small business news, news alerts, personal finance, stock market, and mutual funds information available on Reuters.com, video, mobile, and interactive television platforms. Thomson Reuters journalists are subject to an Editorial Handbook which requires fair presentation and disclosure of relevant interests.
NYSE and AMEX quotes delayed by at least 20 minutes. Nasdaq delayed by at least 15 minutes. For a complete list of exchanges and delays, please click here.
<img src="https://web.archive.org/web/20111122015132im_/http://b.scorecardresearch.com/p?c1=2&amp;c2=&amp;c3=&amp;c4=&amp;c5=&amp;c6=&amp;c15=&amp;cj=1"/> <div><img alt="DCSIMG" id="DCSIMG" width="1" height="1" src="https://web.archive.org/web/20111122015132im_/http://statse.webtrendslive.com/dcsncwimc10000kzgoor3wv9x_3f2v/njs.gif?dcsuri=/nojavascript&amp;WT.js=No&amp;WT.tv=8.6.0"/></div>
HomeBusinessBusiness HomeEconomyTechnologyMediaSmall BusinessLegalDealsEarningsSummitsBusiness VideoMarketsMarkets HomeU.S. MarketsEuropean MarketsAsian MarketsGlobal Market DataIndicesM&A;StocksBondsCurrenciesCommoditiesFuturesFundspeHUBWorldWorld HomeU.S.BrazilChinaEuro ZoneJapanMexicoRussiaAfghan JournalAfrica JournalIndia InsightGlobal News JournalPakistan: Now or Never?World VideoPoliticsPolitics HomeElections 2012Tales from the TrailPolitics VideoTechTechnology HomeMediaFileScienceTech VideoOpinionOpinion HomeChrystia FreelandJohn LloydFelix SalmonJack ShaferBreakingviewsDavid RohdeBernd DebusmannGregg EasterbrookNader MousavizadehJames SaftDavid Cay JohnstonBethany McLeanEdward HadasHugo DixonIan BremmerMohamed El-ErianLawrence SummersSusan GlasserThe Great DebateNewsmakerBreakingviewsEquitiesCreditPrivate EquityM&A;Macro & MarketsPoliticsMoneyMoney HomeAnalyst ResearchGlobal InvestingMuniLandReuters Money BlogJohn WasikUnstructured FinanceAlertsWatchlistPortfolioStock ScreenerFund ScreenerPersonal Finance VideoLife & CultureHealthSportsArtsFaithworldBusiness TravelerLeft FieldEntertainmentOddly EnoughLifestyle VideoPicturesPictures HomeReuters PhotographersFull FocusVideo
FacebookTwitterRSSYouTube