Tunisian Foreign Minister says Libya elections unlikely this year

Alwasat - Cairo Tue 11 Sep 2018, 07:22 PM
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Tunisian Foreign Minister Khemaies Jhinaoui on Tuesday said it would be unlikely for Libya to hold elections this year. 

“It has become very difficult to respect the dates set by the Paris conference for holding elections in Libya,” Jhinaoui said in an interview with the Tunisian Al Chourouk newspaper. 

Libyan parties agreed in Paris earlier this year to finalize and adopt a constitution by September and hold presidential and parliamentary elections on December 10. 

Jhinaoui added “there is no solution in Libya without elections," but he said it was not possible to hold a vote “in the presence of militias”. 

“Militias must be merged into the armed forces,” Jhinaoui said. “All security forces and the national army must be united when the elections are held.” 

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