The United Nations announced Thursday that it will mediate new negotiations between war-torn Libyan rivals next week to break the deadlock in the long-awaited election rules. did.
"[Chairman] Khalid al-Mishri, Chairman of the High Council of State, Aguila Saleha, I am to discuss the draft constitution of the election at the UN office in Geneva from June 28 to 29. "The UN's top Libyan official, Stephanie Williams, tweeted.
" After the Joint Committee meeting in Cairo last week, we asked for consensus on the remaining issues. I commend the two chairs of the conference room that I promised. "
The presidential and parliamentary elections, originally set in December last year, are the end of the last major violence round in 2020. It was intended to limit the later UN-led peace process.
But it never happened because of a deep disagreement with some controversial candidates over the legal basis for voting between rival power centers east and west of the voting country.
A week-long consultation between the Tripoli-based council and the eastern Saleh-based House of Representatives (HoR) aimed at agreeing to vote under the Constitution is Monday. It ended without agreement.
Election outlook remains distant since HoR, elected in 2014, appointed a government to replace Interim Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Doveiba and claimed that his mission had ended. Is done.
After failing to enter Tripoli in an armed standoff in May, the rival government took over Sirte, the hometown of dictator Muammar Gadafi, who was overthrown in a NATO-backed rebellion in 2011. I took office further east. Often in years of intense turmoil.
HoR-backed Prime Minister Fathi Bashagha said in a letter to UN Prime Minister Antonio Guterres Wednesday that he would "lead all efforts to bring elections to Libya at the earliest opportunity." Stated.
Over the last few weeks, skirmishes between armed groups in Tripoli have been repeated, raising fears of returning to full-scale conflict.