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).
“The Libyan people must be able to choose their representatives with free and inclusive elections,” Di Maio said during a hearing before the joint Foreign and Defense Commissions of the Italian Chamber and Senate.
“Any delay risks favoring a new crisis,” he added.
“Libya is no longer a country torn apart by an armed conflict, but a nation with a unified and legitimate government,” said the Italian chief diplomat. “However realism is needed. There are still many obstacles to full stabilization.”