The High National Election Commission is a body created in
Libya Libya (; ar, ليبيا, Lībīyā), officially the State of Libya, ( ar, دولة ليبيا, Dawlat Lībīyā) is a country in the Maghreb region in North Africa bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, Egypt to Egypt–Libya border, t ...
for organising elections following the 2011
Libyan Civil War
Libyan Civil War
, starting in 2012.


The High National Election Commission (HNEC) was involved in organising the 2012 Libyan parliamentary election after the 2011 civil war that overthrew Muammar Gaddafi. The HNEC's chairman at the time was Nuri al-Abbar. The aim of the election was to replace the National Transitional Council created during the civil war by a representative General National Congress (GNC).


From 2016 to early 2020, the HNEC Board members were Emad al-Shadly al-Sayah, Rabab Mohammed Halab, Abdelhakim al-Shaab Belkhair and Abubakr Ali Marda.

Transitional institutions

HNEC continued organising elections during the Libyan Crisis (2011–present). It organised the 2014 Libyan Constitutional Assembly election that elected a constituent assembly that wrote the 2017 draft Libyan constitution. HNEC organised the 2014 Libyan parliamentary election that aimed to replace the GNC by a new parliament, the House of Representatives (Libya), House of Representatives (HoR). Municipal elections also 2014 Libyan local elections, were held in Libya in 2014. Under Article 157 of the 2017 draft constitution, the Central Commission of Municipal Council Elections (CCMCE) was created to organise the following set of municipal elections, in coordination with HNEC, in 2018. The CCMCE started running the 2019 Libyan local elections in early 2019.


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