Libyans remember on the 24th of December of every year the anniversary of the independence of Libya, which came as the culmination of the struggle of fathers and grandfathers against the rule of the obnoxious foreign colonizer. On this day, in 1951 the independence of Libya was declared under the name of the United Kingdom of Libya to become an independent, sovereign state enjoying democratic rule under the constitution.
After years of the domination of colonialism, wars and foreign conflicts to extend influence over the soil of the country, and the attempt to divide its land under the pretext that Libya was a protectorate state, the efforts of the Libyan fighters came to thwart the attempts at division, defending their cause and their right to independence as a unified state, and the good offices were evident in Resolution no. 289 of the United Nations General Assembly to declare the independence of Libya.
Today, as we are commemorating the 69th anniversary of this glorious occasion, the High National Elections Commission stands with all respect and pride to celebrate this historic event that records the beginning of the democratic experience of the modern Libyan state, the rule of law and the constitution, and the electoral momentum achieved, reflected in four legislative elections during that period, as one of the pioneering experiences in the region.
On this occasion, the Commission congratulates all Libyans, as it is at the threshold of the upcoming elections that will be held on this day of 2021, with great hope that they will follow the example of their heroic ancestors in adhering to national unity and working for a prosperous future for this country.
Long live free and independent Libya