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Libya in limbo says Leon

While confessing that the Peace Accord was currently in limbo, UNSMIL Chief Bernardino Leon today indicated how the last disputed points in the deal will be passed on to the new unity government to sort out, the minute it is signed into office by the House of Representatives.

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Parliament fails to vote on UN peace plan

The presidency of Libya’s internationally recognized parliament on Monday rejected a peace deal and national unity government that UN Special Envoy Bernardino Leon presented to Libyan dialogue parties ten days ago in the Moroccan town of Skhirat.

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Libya rivals urged to sign peace deal, accept UN proposed unity government

World Leaders and the UN have urged Libya’s warring factions to approve a peace deal, after members of the rival parliament rejected a UN-proposed unity government, potentially scuppering attempts to end a year-long civil war.

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For Libya, ‘the First Step in a Long Journey’

The announcement by the United Nations’ envoy for Libya of a national unity government after months of talks is just the “first step in a long journey” for the North African nation plagued by chaos since the ouster of longtime dictator Moammar Gadhafi in 2011, says the Atlantic Council’s Karim …

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Libyan foreign minister speaks out

Libyan Foreign Minister Mohammed al-Dairi accused the outgoing congress of intentional procrastination in the dialogue meetings taking place in Skhirat, Morocco. He sees this foot-dragging as an attempt to extend those talks, aimed at reaching an agreement concerning the national reconciliation government, past Oct. 20, when the mandate of the current parliament expires.

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Names of Government of National Accord Proposed – Excerpts from SRSG Bernardino Leon’s Press Conference in Skhirat, Morocco

So after a year of work in this process, after working with more than 150 Libyan personalities from all the regions, from all the political affiliations, working in six, seven different locations in Libya, six , seven different locations all over the world in different countries, different continents, finally the …

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Libya peace talks get a boost ahead of deadline

Hopes for a deal to form a unity government in war-torn Libya by a September 20 deadline received a boost Friday after UN-brokered peace talks had run into opposition from both sides.

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Armed protesters storm GNC peace talk session

Armed protesters stormed Libya’s Tripoli-based rival parliament on Thursday during a session to discuss candidates for the country’s National Unity Government, ahead of UN-backed peace talks aimed at building the joint body. Gunfire rang out through the streets surrounding the capital’s General National Congress which was holding a meeting to …

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Libya: A silver lining or the road to darkness?

The UN-sponsored Skhirat Geneva process aimed at achieving a political settlement in Libya kicked off again last week, and could be in a decisive phase after months of stalemate.  

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Libya’s parliament “dismayed” by draft peace deal – recalls team

Libya’s internationally-recognized parliament recalled its delegates from peace talks in Morocco on Tuesday, just five days before a UN set deadline for signing a deal it hopes will drag the country out of the civil war.

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