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Libya elections: Has the UN lost the plot?

When it comes to Libya, the United Nations appears to have gone insane – at least according to the cliched definition attributed to Einstein. With Libya dangerously devolving into the type of discord that already produced one regionally destabilising conflict, UN special representative Abdoulaye Bathily last month announced his eagerly …

A clear roadmap for Libyan elections can be established by mid-June: UNSMIL head Bathily

Speaking at a Tripoli press conference today on his recent creation, the High-Level Panel for Elections, SRSG and UNSMIL head Abdoulaye Bathily said Libya’s post-2011 interim arrangements are a source of instability which puts the future of this country at risk.

Will a sudden agreement in Libya mean elections this year?

The aim of the UN mission in Libya has always been to help the country reach the end of the transitional period which has been in progress since the 2011 civil war ended. Each UN envoy tried in his or her own way to reach that goal through complicated negotiations, …

Western powers urge Libyan political leaders to make necessary compromise to enable 2023 elections

After a flurry of meetings with Libya’s political leaders over the last few days in an effort to precipitate elections in 2023, representatives from France, Germany, Italy, the UK and the United States issued the following joint statement today.

Libyan HCS rejects HoR Speaker’s decision to withdraw Audit Bureau’s authority

The Head of the High Council of State (HCS), Khalid Al-Mishri, called on both the Head of the Audit Bureau and the Head of Administrative Control Authority not to implement the decision of the House of Representatives (HoR) regarding withdrawing the authority of the Audit Bureau and granting them to …