NTC spokesman Saleh Darhoub said the decision was made “to reassure elements of society fearful of being saddled with a constitution that does not take into account Islamic law, or Sharia.”
“We are not afraid of holding a referendum on Sharia,” Darhoub pledged.
On Saturday the Libyan people are to vote for a General National Congress, which will be tasked with appointing a new government and a constituent authority.
Some of the key issues to be defined by the constitution are the form of governance, the weight of Islam in state and society, the role of women and the rights of minorities.
Al Arabiya News, The Voice of Russia