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Libyan PM expresses willingness to hold national elections

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Libyan Prime Minister Abdul-Hamed Dbeibah on Tuesday expressed his government’s willingness to hold general elections in the country, calling for local and international pressure to complete laws regulating elections.

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Dbeibah made his remarks during a conference organized by the National Election Commission in the capital Tripoli under the theme “Together we achieve elections.”

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“The government and the (Elections) Commission are logistically and technically ready to hold elections,” Dbeibah said, condemning any “movement to question their readiness to hold elections.”

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He stressed the need for “local and international pressure to develop strong election-related laws to meet the demands of the Libyans,” including holding elections, ending transition stages and moving towards a political settlement acceptable to the Libyans. Libyan people. .

“The current political bodies cannot represent the will of the Libyan people. Unfortunately, everything those bodies seek is aimed at spreading by making parallel political paths that the Libyan people reject,” Dbeibah said.

Libya was unable to hold general elections in December 2021 as scheduled, due to disagreements over electoral laws between Libyan parties.

Libya is currently torn between a government appointed by the House of Representatives (parliament) in March and the Tripoli-based Government of National Unity, which only agrees to hand over power to an elected government.

Since the fall of the late leader Muammar Gaddafi’s regime in 2011, Libya has been struggling to make a democratic transition amid escalating violence and political division. ■

(Xinhua)

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