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UK tells Presidential Council elections must be held on time

UK tells Presidential Council elections must be held on time

Britain wants to see the Libyan elections held on December 24 as scheduled, British Embassy’s Chargé d’Affaires Kate English told Deputy Chairman of the Presidential Council Abdulla al-Lafi today in Tripoli.

According to a statement by the council, al-Lafi also affirmed “the continued commitment of the Presidential Council to conduct the elections on time, in implementation of the outcomes of the political agreement, and the aspirations of the Libyan people.”

This notably comes after emerged reports of the council’s chairman Mohamed al-Menfi and al-Lafi are planning to introduce a new elections timeline, which would delay the second round the presidential elections until March 2022.

Mussa Al-Koni, a member of the council, implicitly confirmed these reports, as he took to Twitter to publicly distance himself from the proposal.

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