UN envoy to Libya: We're going to elections in 2018

UN envoy to Libya: We're going to elections in 2018

November 28, 2017 - 21:53
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Written by: AbdulkaderAssad

The UN envoy to Libya, Ghassan Salame, said Tuesday that his action plan aims at striking accord among the Libyan parties regarding a government that can run the country until elections are due.

In an expanded meeting in Misrata, Salame spoke with national organizations' representatives, civil societies and youths gatherings.

On the UNSMIL's Facebook page, Salame also said that "we are going to elections in Libya in 2018," saying the aim of the UN action plan is the accord that will ensue stability in Libya and an end to economic and humanitarian problems.

"As to selecting the Presidential Council members, the UN thinks it is vital that the process is transparent and doesn't affect Libya's unity. Even if there is no agreement on the executive power later on, the elections will be held in 2018." Salame explained.

The UN envoy proposed the action plan in New York on September 20 and afterward he supervised the meetings for amending the Libyan Political Agreement in Tunisia as the first stage of his plan.

Later, Salame proposed an LPA-amendment initiative that the House of Representatives approved while the High Council of State expressed preliminary consent on it, voicing rejection for some points, including picking the PC by the HoR.