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Special envoys to Libya agree to closer coordination in support of Leon

In a joint statement, the Special Envoys for Libya from the African Union, the Arab League, the European Union and eight governments have reiterated their full support for the mediation in Libya by United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General, Bernardino Leon.

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An International Stabilization Force for Libya?

Chaos rules the day in Libya. Since the elections for the House of Representatives in late June, the already unstable transition has fallen further off track. The four major threats to a positive development of Libya are the inability of the government to impose its will and retain the monopoly on violence, …

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Statement by the Spokesperson on the first meeting of the Libyan Council of Representatives

“We welcome today’s first meeting of the Council of Representatives in Libya. This is an extremely important step towards putting Libya’s democratic transition back on track and helping restore law and order to the country. We encourage the Council of Representatives to carry out its tasks in a spirit of …

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Three things to watch for in the Libya elections

On 25 June Libya will hold its second parliamentary elections since the ouster of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011. Voter registration has been fairly low: out of an estimated population of 6 million, only 1.5 million people have registered to vote, as compared to 2.8 million in the July 2012 elections.

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