Continued disputes threaten upcoming Libyan elections

Continued disputes threaten upcoming Libyan elections

Prime Minister of Libya Abdel Hamid al-Dabaiba, has called on the internagonal community to support efforts to organise national elections across Libya. Dabaiba also warned that internal disputes are still plaguing the country and threaten the electoral process.

In a speech held during a conference in Berlin on the future of Libya, the a Prime Minister, who heads a unity government that was established in March 2021, said the following:

“We are six months away from the elections, but narrow interests still affect, and the government’s budget has not been approved and has not been approved. Sovereign positions are yet to be chosen.”

Dabaiba continued by calling on parties in Libya to “stop tampering and working to disrupt the benefits to help the people,” and reiterated his belief that reconciliation is “A path, not a condition, but rather an address and a gateway to the political process.”

The Government of National Unity under Abdel Hamid al-Dabaiba has been in place since 10 March 2021, as a result of a power-sharing agreement between the so-called Government of National Accord (GNA) based in Tripoli and a rival government backed by the House of Representatives and the Libyan National Army (LNA) based in Tobruk.

The unity interim government marked the first time since 2014 that all of Libya is nominally united under a single leadership. Libya has been marred with infighting, war and sectarian violence ever since a NATO invasion in 2011 destroyed the Jamahiriya government.

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