New round of UN-led Libyan political dialogue to pick executive authority

New round of UN-led Libyan political dialogue to pick executive authority

December 01, 2020 - 20:13
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

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A new round of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum kicked off Tuesday on Zoom under the auspices of UNSMIL. The participants were offered eight proposals for the mechanism to select a new executive authority in Libya.

UNSMIL said Monday it had received eight proposals for the mechanism but noticed there had still been discussions among participants about those proposals. The mission urged the participants to give room for the proposals to be explained by one of the persons who made them, and then ask questions for further explanation.

"If no one was named to explain the proposals, the UNSMIL will allow the first name atop the list to do so." The UNSMIL said in a letter to the participants on Monday.

The first round of Libyan Political Dialogue Forum from 9 to 15 November ended in Tunisia with a roadmap that leads to elections on December 24, 2021, with the UNSMIL promising to ensure transparency for the selection of executive authority in the country.

The Libyan Political Dialogue Forum participants also agreed on reforming the executive authority as per Berlin conference conclusions including a new presidential council and prime minister with carefully selected criteria.