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Libya Could See General Election Next Year

According to the United Nations, Libyans could head for the polls in general elections next year, December.

Participants at the talks in Tunisia “agreed that national elections should take place on December 24, 2021,” acting UN envoy Stephanie Williams reportedly said in a virtual press conference.

“Reaching elections requires a new executive to unify the country. This requires the establishment of a reformed presidency council and an effective and unified government of national unity,” Williams told journalists.

This latest move comes against the background of a ceasefire agreed on last month between the country’s two major sides.

The two parties involved the internationally recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) and renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar’s eastern-based self-styled Libyan National Army (LNA).

Yvad Billings Readers Bureau, Contributor

Edited by Jesus Chan

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