Second round of Libyan Political Dialogue Forum commences online

Second round of Libyan Political Dialogue Forum commences online

November 23, 2020 - 20:39
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

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The UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) has kicked off the second round of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF) virtually, saying the round is attended by the Acting UN Envoy Stephanie Williams as well as all 75 LPDF participants.

Later on Monday, UNSMIL said the second round was delayed to next Wednesday so that the LPDF participants can mull the options of selecting the new executive authorities in Libya.

The first round of the LPDF was completed on November 15 in Tunisia after the participants had agreed to hold elections on December 24, 2021.

The LPDF participants in Tunisia also agreed at the time to specify the authorities allowed for the Presidential Council and the new unity government, with the criteria for candidacy to state positions remaining undecided.

Meanwhile, members from the Tripoli-based and Tobruk-based House of Representatives arrived in Morocco's Tangier with the aim of holding a full-quorum deliberations session in an attempt to unite the legislative body ahead of elections.