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Power struggle continues in Libya

Libya’s capital, Tripoli, lost its calm during the last days of August as local political rivals opted for force to settle differences. Fierce fighting claimed 32 lives, and over a hundred were left injured. This development is a fresh diplomatic setback and ushers in a new chapter of power struggle …

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UNSMIL: Current impasse can only be resolved through national elections

The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) reiterated on Wednesday that ‘the current political impasse can only be resolved through inclusive national elections that enable the Libyan people choose their leaders and renew the legitimacy of institutions,’ calling on all parties to resolve the dispute through dialogue.

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UN warns against failure to resolve Libya political crisis

The UN political chief warned Tuesday that failure to resolve Libya’s political crisis and hold delayed elections poses a growing threat in the country, pointing to violent clashes a few days ago that killed at least 42 people and injured 159 others according to Libyan authorities.

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Williams: HCS and HoR’s mandate terms ended a long time ago

The ex-advisor of the UN Secretary General on Libya, Stephanie Williams, said the term of mandate of the House of Representatives (HoR) and High Council of State (HCS) ended a long time ago: the former over 8 years and the latter over 10 years, calling on them to assume responsibility …

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HCS to vote on disputed points of Libya’s draft constitutional document next Monday

The High Council of State (HCS) said its members discussed on Wednesday, in a session chaired by Khalid Al-Mishri, the outcomes of constitutional track that was held with the House of Representatives (HoR) under the auspices of the United Nations, saying voting will be next Monday on the draft constitutional …

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Libya’s rival leaders under intense pressure as protests across country grow

Libyan protesters will keep demonstrating until all the ruling elites quit power, they said on Saturday, after rallies in most main cities on Friday culminated in a crowd storming the parliament building in Tobruk and torching parts of it.

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Parliament: Disagreement with HCS persists over dual citizenship for election candidates

Libya’s House of Representatives said on Thursday that it failed to reach agreement with the High Council of State on eligibility requirements for elections candidates during the two-day talks between the leaders of both chambers in Geneva.

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