Arab League calls for more efforts to run Libya elections on schedule

Xinhua , Monday 5 Jul 2021

The Arab League called on all sides not to waste the available important opportunity through which the Libyan people will reach stability and find a way to reach a settlement

Arab League
Arab League

The Arab League (AL) on Monday called on the Libyan political parties to exert more efforts to overcome obstacles and hold elections on schedule in December this year, said a statement by the AL.

"The AL expressed regret over the failure of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF) to reach a deal over a constitutional basis for the elections," said the statement.

It urges the Libyan different factions to make concessions to make the election process a success.

The AL called on all sides not to waste the available important opportunity through which the Libyan people will reach stability and find a way to reach a settlement.

On Saturday, the United Nations announced that the LPDF meeting which aimed to reach a final agreement on the constitutional basis regulating the upcoming elections failed after a strenuous five-day negotiation in Geneva.

The meeting attendees debated fiercely on whether to hold parliamentary elections only or holding parliamentary and presidential elections at the same time. 

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