Libya held on Saturday municipal elections in nine areas where turnout in the country’s first voting for five years reached only about 38%.
The Ministry of Interior (MoI) aligned with the Faiez Serraj-led Presidency Council and Government of National Accord announced last Sunday that it has recently established an Elections Security and Protection Department, part of its General Directorate of Operations.
The head of the Central Committee for Municipal Elections, Salim bin Tahia, reaffirmed the committee’s readiness for the electoral process for the first and second groups by the end of March.
The Ministry of Interior has established during the last period the Election Security and Protection Department of the General Directorate of Security Operations.
Libya should hold parliamentary and presidential elections by year-end, the internationally recognised Prime Minister Fayez al-Serraj said on Tuesday, Reuters reports.
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Chairman of the Presidential Council of Libya and Prime Minister of the Libyan Government of National Accord, Fayez Al-Sarraj, said yesterday that a national conference that includes all Libyan forces and parties should take place before elections are held.
The African Union on Monday called for a global conference in July to try to resolve the conflict in Libya, with the aim of holding elections in October.
Egypt is reported to have led covert efforts to support Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi, son of the late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, in the upcoming presidential elections in Libya slated for later this year.
At least 69 municipal councils out of 120 in Libya may not hold elections in March due to a lack of funding by the UN-backed government, the head of the elections committee said.