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Al-Mishri tells UN envoy: Election laws shouldn’t eliminate people for political reasons

The Head of the High Council of State, Khalid Al-Mishri , said in a meeting Monday with the UN envoy to Libya Abdoulaye Bathily that electoral laws should not exclude anyone for political reasons, stressing the need for respecting the legislation in force related to some articles of electoral laws.

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 …

Libyan PM, US Assistant Secretary of State support UN envoy’s efforts to reach elections

The Libyan Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah and the US Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs, Barbara Leaf, reiterated support for the efforts of the United Nations Mission to Libya that aim at holding elections, discussing in a meeting on Tuesday morning, in the presence of the US …

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.