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Libya's new interim PM Dbeibah urges reconstruction of war-torn country

Feb 07 2021
Libya
Source: 
Africa News

Libya's new interim Prime Minister, 61-year-old engineer Abdul Hamid Dbeibah, promised to be "ready to listen to and work with all Libyans" and called for the "reconstruction of the country" during his first televised address on Saturday.

Libya welcomed a new interim government a day earlier aimed at resolving a decade of chaos between warring sides following UN-led talks.

UN Libya forum starts voting for country’s interim presidency council

Feb 02 2021
Libya
Source: 
Arab News

Participants in UN Libya talks in Switzerland cast votes on Tuesday for a new national presidency council, part of an effort to create a transitional government to oversee national elections in December.

Candidates included the head of Libya’s eastern-based House of Representatives, Aguila Saleh, and Osama Juweili, a military commander in the west.

The 75 talks participants, chosen by the UN last year to represent different strands of Libyan politics, will vote for a new prime minister later this week as part of Libya’s biggest peacemaking effort in years.

Libyan election hopefuls told they hold nation’s future in their hands

Jan 29 2021
Libya
Source: 
Arab News

“Libya’s future is in your hands.” That was the message to prospective election candidates from the UN’s envoy to the country, Stephanie Williams, ahead of her trip to Geneva for what she predicted will be “a decisive round of intra-Libyan talks.”

They are expected to lead to the creation of a new, temporary executive authority that will shepherd the nation toward elections scheduled for December.

Mechanism for selecting new Libyan executive authority approved by LPDF

Jan 19 2021
Libya
Source: 
The Libya Observer

The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) announced Tuesday that the Advisory Committee of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF) had approved the proposal for the selection mechanism of the executive authority of the preparatory period leading to elections in December 2021.

UNSMIL said that following the agreement on a proposal for the selection mechanism of a unified executive authority, reached by the in Geneva on 16 January, it conducted a one-day voting process on Monday, when the LPDF members were asked to cast their vote on the proposal.

Libyans fear obstructive status quo, want elections, end of transition, support ceasefire, exit of mercenaries, and for UN to end foreign interference: UNSMIL

Jan 18 2021
Libya
Source: 
Libya Herald

According to the results of a digital chat held yesterday between Acting UNSMIL head Stephanie Williams and 1,000 Libyans, Libyans fear the obstructionist status quo party, want the 24 December elections, support the current ceasefire, want the exit of foreign forces and mercenaries, would like more UN help in ending foreign interference and, otherwise, fear the re-eruption of war.

UNSMIL fails to pass any option for selecting new Libya executive authority

Dec 15 2020
Libya
Source: 
The Libya Observer

The UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) failed Tuesday to achieve agreement among the participants of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF) on selecting a mechanism or option to be used to elect new Presidential Council members and a Prime Minister ahead of an interim period that lasts till holding elections on December 24, 2021.

The failure came as a third of the 71 participants boycotted the voting session, thus the two UNSMIL proposals didn't get the needed votes since only 50 participants took part and 21 didn't.

PC allocates 50 million dinars for the High National Elections Commission

Nov 25 2020
Libya
Source: 
The Libya Observer

The Presidential Council (PC) of the Government of National Accord has allocated 50 million dinars to the High National Elections Commission (HNEC).

The HNEC will spend the amount on implementing the presidential and legislative elections, scheduled to be held in December of next year.

 

By: Rabia Golden

Source: https://www.libyaobserver.ly/inbrief/pc-allocates-50-million-dinars-high...

Three political blocks in Libya insist: constitutional referendum must be held before the polls

Nov 14 2020
Libya
Source: 
The Libya Observer

The House of Representatives, the High Council of State, and the Constituent Drafting Body have reiterated that the draft constitution is now in the hands of the Libyan people, who have the sole right to accept or reject it through a public referendum.

In a joint statement, the three blocks demanded the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) to adhere to its mission by supporting the constitutional process and help clear the way for holding the constitutional referendum, which would lead to a permanent constitutional stage.

Libya to hold elections in December 2021

Nov 14 2020
Libya
Source: 
The Libya Observer

The Acting Head of the UN mission in Libya (UNSMIL), Stephanie Williams said on Friday that the participants of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF), which is being held in Tunisia, have agreed to hold constitutionally-based elections on 24 December 2021.

“December 24 is Libyan Independence Day, a very important day for Libyans but it will also be a critical day in the history of Libya”, Williams said in a press conference, adding that “it will be a time, on which the Libyans can democratically elect their leaders and renew the legitimacy of their institutions.”

High Council of State meeting

Oct 26 2020
Libya
Source: 
Libyan News Agency

The High Council of State dialogue committee held a meeting on Monday in the capital to discuss the political dialogue expected to kick off on Nov.9 in the Tunisian capital. The committee reviewed items expected to be discussed, the mechanism of decision making, competence and the authorities expected to be delegated to the restructured executive authority.

 

Source: https://www.lana-news.ly/art.php?id=181999&lang=en&p=4

African Commission welcomes signing of Ceasefire Agreement in Libya

Oct 25 2020
Libya
Source: 
Libyan News Agency

The African Union Commission has welcomed the signing of a lasting ceasefire agreement by the Libyan parties at the end of the 5+5 Military Committee meetings in Geneva on Friday. The AU Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki called on parties to the agreement to honour this important development both in letter and spirit, indicating that the Libyan people deserves permanent peace, to start a process of reconciliation and peace-building in the country.

 

The Central Committee for Municipal Council Elections announces the opening of the nomination for municipal councils of several areas

Oct 21 2020
Libya
Source: 
Libyan News Agency

The Central Committee for Municipal Council Elections has announced the opening of candidates for municipal councils in Tripoli and the Zawia West. The Committee has set the date for submission of candidacies for those wishing to apply starting on Sunday, October 25, 2020 and closing on Sunday, November 8, 2020. The committee also announced the opening of the nomination for those wishing to run in the municipalities of Sabratha, Al - Rujban, Qarabolli and Qasar Akhyar on October 25, 2020, to close on November 3. The committee said the receipt of the nomination files starts at 9:00 a.m.

Mayors of Western Libyan municipalities stress need to speed up Parliamentary Elections on constitutional basis.

Oct 15 2020
Libya
Source: 
Libya News Agency

Mayors of the western Libyan Municipalities and the Gabal 'mountain' region have called for elections to be held promptly on constitutional basis. The mayors said, at a meeting held here and attended by Mohamed Emary Zayed Member of Presidency Council and representatives of Workers Union and civil society organisations that they put the interests of homeland first and support the President of HNEC statements that parliamentary elections can be held within 120 days on constitutional platform based on the constitutional declaration.

Algerian President: Solution of Libya's crisis lies in elections, attempts otherwise waste of time.

Oct 14 2020
Libya
Source: 
Libya News Agency

Algerian President Abdel Mdjid Tebbounde said solution to Libyan crisis is through elections and anything otherwise is a waste of time, Tebboune said in a televised interview his country was continuing its efforts to bring about a political solution in Libya, saying this will only be realized by elections which can produce sovereign institutions away from international struggles. The Algerian President has stressed in press statements the need for elections to be held in Libya, indicating that the crisis has aggravated in the neighbouring country because of lack of institutions.

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