Head of the High Council of State (HCS), Khaled Al-Mishri, discussed Wednesday the briefing of UN envoy to Libya before the Security Council and his new proposal for holding elections, in a meeting with the French ambassador to Libya, Mustafa Maharaj, according to HCS statement.
Al-Mishri and Maharaj meeting, held in Tripoli, centered on the latest political developments in Libya, especially with regard to the constitutional path, said HCS statement.
Last Monday, UN envoy to Libya Abdoulaye Bathily told the UN Security Council that he decided to launch an initiative aimed at enabling the organization and holding of presidential and legislative elections in Libya in 2023.
“In this regard, I plan to establish a High-level Steering Panel for Libya,” Bathily remarked in the Security Council’s meeting on Libya on Monday.
The proposed mechanism will bring together all relevant Libyan stakeholders, including representatives of political institutions, major political figures, tribal leaders, civil society organizations, security actors, women, and youth representatives, according to the UN envoy.
In addition to the facilitation of the adoption of the legal framework and time-bound roadmap to the holding of elections in 2023, the proposed Panel will also provide a platform to advance consensus around related matters, such as election security and the adoption of a Code of Conduct for all candidates, he added.