A senior UN official for Libya on Saturday condemned the storming of the parliament’s headquarters by angry demonstrators as part of protests in several cities against the political class and deteriorating economic conditions.
Libyan protesters will keep demonstrating until all the ruling elites quit power, they said on Saturday, after rallies in most main cities on Friday culminated in a crowd storming the parliament building in Tobruk and torching parts of it.
Protesters stormed Libya’s parliament building in the eastern city of Tobruk, demonstrating against deteriorating living conditions and political deadlock, Libyan media reported.
Libya’s House of Representatives said on Thursday that it failed to reach agreement with the High Council of State on eligibility requirements for elections candidates during the two-day talks between the leaders of both chambers in Geneva.
Talks between rival Libyan institutions in Geneva ended on Thursday without progress to move towards elections, the United Nations Libya Advisor, Stephanie Williams said in a statement.
The Geneva meetings, originally scheduled for June 28-29, between the Head of the High Council of State (HCS) Khalid Al-Mishri, and the Speaker of House of Representatives (HoR) Aqila Saleh, have reached a deadlock as both Chambers appeared to disagree on crucial issues for the constitutional framework for Libya elections, …
U.N. Advisor to Libya, Stephanie Williams, has urged leaders of the country’s House of Representatives and High Council of State to make “historic compromise” as they began their two-day talks on constitutional arrangements for elections.
Two senior Libyan officials began two days of talks on constitutional arrangements for elections, the latest United Nations effort to bridge gaps between the country’s rivals.
The United States and four European countries have called on Libyan leaders to accelerate the establishment of a legal basis for holding elections in the war-torn country, Anadolu Agency reports.
The Energy Committee of the House of Representatives (HoR) has cautioned against any step that could obstruct the work of the National Oil Corporation (NOC) and called for keeping the company away from the ongoing political strife and conflicts.