The UN acting envoy to Libya, Stephanie Williams, said Monday in her opening remarks at the Geneva talks of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum that the diversity in candidates' backgrounds is a positive sign for a new transitional period, which in no way is about "dividing the cake".
Williams said that the interim executive authority will have to form a temporary government composed of patriots who agree to shoulder and share the responsibility to put Libyan sovereignty and the security, prosperity and welfare of the Libyan people above narrow interests and far from the specter of foreign interference.
She also said that the LPDF talks are an opportunity to ask some hard questions of the candidates, such as: Will they honor the commitment to hold national elections on December 24 of this year? Or, will they put the interests of the people first and foremost, especially those who have been displaced for these many long years?
LPDF talks started Monday in Geneva and are expected to continue to February 05. Today's session saw the 75 members of the LPDF listening to the visions of some of the candidates of the Presidential Council in their answers to the questions asked of them.