Al-Sarraj officially requests UN and Security Council to provide technical support for the electoral process in Libya

Alwasat - Cairo Fri 22 Jan 2021, 02:06 AM
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The head of Libya's Presidential Council, Fayez Al-Sarraj, sent a letter to both the secretary-general of the United Nations and the president of the UN Security Council on Thursday requesting UN support for the holding of national general presidential and parliamentary elections on December 24, 2021 "in response to the will of Libyans and what they have approved."

According to the website of the Ministry of foreign affairs, Al-Sarraj requested "the issuance of a Security Council resolution to support this process on the specified date and the granting of a mandate to the UN mission to Libya to support it and provide the necessary resources for it, in terms of technical assistance and monitoring during the process, until its completion and the adoption of the final results."

The letter called for "the United Nations to dispatch as soon as possible a Needs Assessment Team and to consult and coordinate with the High Electoral Commission and the competent authorities to make this important national entitlement a success and in order to build a stable, democratic and civil state". Al-Sarraj's message came after participants in the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum agreed on a mechanism to select a new unified executive authority representing all regions of the country, ahead of national elections scheduled for December 2021.

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