UN envoy hails Libyans' keenness on holding municipal elections despite war

UN envoy hails Libyans' keenness on holding municipal elections despite war

April 20, 2019 - 20:55
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The UN envoy to Libya Ghassan Salame hailed Saturday the keenness of Libyans to hold municipal elections despite the current conflict in the country.

On Twitter, Salame said that seven municipalities hold today elections and he hails their persistence for taking part in them.

Brak Al-Shati, Edri Al-Shati, Al-Rahibat, Ubari, Al-Garda Al-Shati, Al-Shwairif, and Zelton all held municipal elections on Saturday.

The Central Commission of Municipal Councils Elections (CCMCE) tweeted that the voters were received starting 9.00 AM and would at 6.00 PM local time, saying the time could be extended for two more hours if the turnout was more than expected.

CCMCE held municipal elections in 9 municipalities in southern and western Libya in late March, hoping to hold elections in 68 municipalities this year.