Libyans were meant to elect a president Friday hoping to help end years of turmoil, but the poll was delayed amid intense rivalries, UN failures and legal issues, experts say.
The UN Secretary General’s Advisor on Libya, Stephanie Williams, discussed with presidential candidate, Aqila Saleh, the latest developments of setting a new date for presidential and parliamentary elections.
Libya’s parliament is to meet on Monday to debate a new timeline for elections, an official said, after presidential polls set for this week were postponed.
Libyans were scheduled to head to the polls on Friday for a presidential election that had long been marred by mounting challenges and disputes over rules and regulations.
A delegation of seven Libyan parliamentarians, headed by deputy speaker Fawzi Al-Nuwairi, visited Ankara last week and met with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in what is seen as a breakthrough in relations between Turkey and Libya’s parliament. The visit is the first of its kind after years of animosity. Apart …
With Libya’s 24 December 2021 now postponed, today, the Presidency of the House of Representatives (HoR) issued a decision (13/2021) to form a 10-member committee to work on preparing a proposal for a post-24 December 2021 roadmap.
Libya’s parliament said Friday’s planned presidential election would not go ahead and did not name a new date, leaving the internationally-backed peace process in chaos and the fate of the interim government in doubt.
A Libyan delegation headed by Fawzi Al-Nuwairi, deputy speaker of the House of Representatives, met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to discuss bilateral relations on Wednesday in Ankara.
On 6 December, the United Nations Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, appointed Stephanie Williams, nicknamed the “Iron Lady” by some Libyan politicians, as his Special Advisor on Libya, SASG on Libya.
The Head of Interior Affairs Committee of the House of Representatives (HoR) Sulaiman Al-Harari called on Libyan authorities, especially the HoR, to speak the truth regarding the inability to hold elections on December 24.