Khaled al-Mishri, chairman of Libya’s High Council of State, said the presidential elections, originally scheduled for December 24 last year, failed to take place due to the presence of unlawful militias across the country.
Speaking during an interview with Russia Today, Al-Mishri also blamed foreign interference for the collapse of Libya’s electoral process.
“Those who bet on the success of the elections in these circumstances read the Libyan scene incorrectly,” he told the Russian channel. “The reasons that led to [elections] failure must be addressed.”
He stated that holding fair and transparent elections is possible, provided they are “held on a sound constitutional basis” and “risks are minimized.”