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Can the Iron Lady salvage Libya’s elections?

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.

Menfi reassures Williams of the PC’s eagerness to attain free and fair elections

The Head of the Presidential Council (PC), Mohammed Menfi, reaffirmed the PC’s strong wish to unify all efforts to reach free and fair elections, which meet the hopes and expectations of the Libyan people towards stability, expressing his support for the High National Elections Commission (HNEC).

Could Libya really have democratic and transparent elections?

If Libyans really go to the polls as planned, on 24 December, it will be a moment of history-making and a new reality in the conflict ravaged country.

Questions of credibility raised at UN over Libya election

Questions were raised Wednesday at the United Nations about the credibility of presidential elections due to be held in Libya on December 24, with the UN head insisting that he did not want the crucial vote to become “part of the problem.”

UNSMIL warns against acts that could serve to deprive Libyans of exercising their democratic right

The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) is following with great concern the continued closure of Sebha Court of Appeal, in addition to reported threats against the judiciary. An armed group, allegedly affiliated to forces controlling Sebha, has reportedly, again, violently obstructed the work of the Sebha Court of …