Committee Votes in Favor of Constitutional Draft

The Washington Post
August 7, 2017

The committee tasked with writing a constitution for Libya voted in favor of a draft constitution, paving the way for parliament to approve a referendum and causing uproar among opponents. According to two committee members, protesters broke into the committee’s building in the eastern town of Bayda. Critics, including secessionists and people in favor of the country’s 1951 constitution, called for a redo of Saturday’s vote; they claim voters failed to consider amendments proposed by opponents to articles in the draft.