Luigi Di Maio, Italy’s Foreign Minister, said on Wednesday that holding elections in Libya at the end of the year remains “uncertain” due to the stalemate in defining a constitutional and legal basis for the elections by the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF).
Libya recorded on Wednesday 1,248 new cases of COVID-19, while eight people were recorded to have died and 285 others recovered, according to a statement by the National Central for Disease Control (NCDC).
Abdul Hamid Dbeibeh, Prime Minister of the Government of National Unity, issued an executive order on Tuesday, which authorizes the formation of a special ministerial committee to follow-up on the preparations for the national elections in December.
Mohammed Al-Manfi, chairman of the Presidential Council, called on Libya parties to make “concessions” to provide “the appropriate environment” that ensures that the national elections are held in December, according to a statement by the council on Tuesday.
Moussa Faraj, a member of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF), told reporters on Wednesday that the United Nations Mission in Libya is currently consulting with the forum’s members on how to reach consensus regarding the constitutional basis for the national elections in December.
Turkish Foreign Ministry condemned, through its official Spokesman, Tango Bilgic, what it described as “ugly act” that touched the Turkish flag during the Libyan Parliament’s session for the annual budget in Tobruk.
A very powerful message was delivered in Berlin about the need for elections to proceed on schedule, as outlined by the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF) on December 24, said U.S. Ambassador to Libya, Richard Norland, at the inauguration ceremony of the High National Elections Commission’s (HNEC) media center on July 4th.