Libya to hold elections in December 2021

Libya to hold elections in December 2021

November 14, 2020 - 11:05
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Written By: LibyaMohammed

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.”

Williams added that a new Presidential Council and a unified government of national unity will be formed, stressing that the UNSMIL and its international partners will not propose or impose any specific names.

She also praised the Joint Military Commission (JMC)’s work to reopen the coastal road, confirming that the JMC has made already great strides with resumption of flights throughout the country as well as the full resumption of oil.