A UN call to respect the timetable of the Libyan road map
Libya: The United Nations Special Adviser to Libya, Stephanie Williams, called on Sunday for respecting the timetable specified in the “road map” of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum.
This came in a tweet she posted on her Twitter account, after a consultative session via video call, which she held with the Women’s Bloc at the Political Dialogue Forum.
“I recalled the timetable stipulated in the road map of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum, which runs until June of this year,” Williams said.
And June 2022, is the deadline for implementing the agreed upon in the political dialogue forum, i.e. holding presidential and parliamentary elections and handing over power.
And she added that this is “the framework of action approved by the UN Security Council for a comprehensive solution to end the long transitional period in Libya.”
It stated that the session discussed “the challenges facing the electoral process after the National Elections Commission announced force majeure.”
And two days before the presidential elections were held on December 24 last, the Commission announced that it could not be held.
There are differences between official Libyan institutions, especially regarding the electoral laws, and the role of the judiciary in the elections.
Williams commended the “constructive, principled and profound recommendations made by the participants, who previously played a leading role in the forum’s deliberations.”
She stressed “the need to respect the will of the 2.5 million Libyans who received their electoral cards, and to make urgent and serious efforts to address the legitimacy crisis facing Libyan national institutions.”
And in mid-November 2020, the work of the first round of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum was concluded in Tunisia by agreeing on December 24, 2021 as the date for holding presidential and parliamentary elections, but this did not happen.
The agreement also specified the term of the transitional executive authority to 18 months, starting from the date of taking the legal oath, which happened last March.
So far, no agreement has been reached on a new date for the elections, as the commission proposed postponing it to January 24, while the House of Representatives (Parliament) proposed holding it after 6 months.
Libyans hope that the elections will contribute to ending the armed conflict that has plagued their oil-rich country for years.
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