UN mission announces approval of interim executive power selection mechanism by Libyan Political Dialogue Forum

Alwasat - Cairo Tue 19 Jan 2021, 06:51 PM
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The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) announced the approval of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum on the proposal for the executive branch selection mechanism for the preparatory period.

In a statement today, the mission continued that it had held a one-day voting process from yesterday 10 a.m. Monday, to on Tuesday, and requested the members of the forum to cast their votes on the proposal.

According to the mission, this followed the agreement on the proposal for a unified executive authority selection mechanism, which was reached by the advisory committee of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum in Geneva last Saturday.

The mission noted that 72 members of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum participated in the voting process, with 51 of them voting in favor of the proposed mechanism, representing about 73% of the votes cast, with 19 voted against it, two abstained and two others did not participate in the process.

The UN mission confirmed the adoption of the proposal, which received 73% of the votes, exceeding the minimum requirement set by the advisory committee by 63% of the votes cast.

The mission commended the members of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum, who participated in the voting process, for their commitment to the UN-facilitated Libyan-Libyan dialogue and for "assuming their responsibilities to the Libyan people."

"With this vote, the members of the forum took an important step towards implementing the road map adopted in Tunis in mid-November," said Stephanie Williams, acting special representative of the UN secretary-general for Libya.

She stressed that Libyans now have a real opportunity to overcome their differences and divisions, and choose a temporary government to reunite their institutions through long-awaited democratic national elections, stressing that this is a temporary executive authority that will be replaced by a democratically elected one, after the elections on December 24, 2021.

The UNSMIL  is currently finalizing the nomination procedures and forms, as well as a timetable for the voting process, which will be shared with all members soon, and "a committee from the forum will verify the nomination applications submitted to ensure full transparency", the statement said.

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