Bathily: Libya's main institutional actors are not ready to settle differences in order to hold elections

Alwasat - Cairo Thu 15 Feb 2024, 05:44 PM
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The Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), Abdoulaye Bathily, stressed that "the main institutional parties in Libya are not ready to settle the contentious issues that prevent the holding of elections, despite the completion of the legal and constitutional framework for elections by the Joint Commission (6+6) and its adoption by the House of Representatives in a process that took 11 months."

Bathily told the UN Security Council on Thursday that the main parties continue to impose their conditions and none of them has moved in a decisive position away from their first position to maintain the status quo that suits them.

He stressed during his recent discussions with House Speaker Aguila Saleh that the main task before him will be the formation of a unified government to move forward in the political process.

He added that Aguila Saleh said that he would not be participating in dialogue meetings unless the parliament-appointed government headed by Osama Hammad participates or the Government of National Unity headed by Abdulhamid Dabaiba is excluded.

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