UN Special Adviser on Libya, Stephanie Williams, has renewed call to concerned Libyan institutions and parties to listen to the will of their people and “put the elections firmly back on track”, through a consensual path and a clear timeline that can lead to the holding of elections in the shortest possible timeframe.
Williams’ statements came during her visit to the city of Sabha on Wednesday, accompanied by the Humanitarian/Resident Coordinator for Libya Georgette Gagnon and a delegation representing UN Agencies, Funds, and Programmes.
UN Adviser said she held a meeting with representatives of the municipal council as well as with a wide range of representatives of civil society, academics, dignitaries, youth, and women groups.
“My visit today was an expression of my determination to meet the people of Sabha face-to-face, listen to them firsthand about their concerns and their views especially about Libya’s political future and how the UN can assist them in their quest for peace, stability, unity and democracy,” Williams tweeted.
“I stressed that the overwhelming demand for elections cannot be ignored as demonstrated by the millions of registered voters and the very high number of presidential and parliamentary candidates,” she pointed out.
“From the city of Sabha, I renewed my call to the House of Representatives, the High Council of State, the Government of National Unity, and other concerned institutions and parties to listen to the will of their people and put the elections firmly back on track, through a consensual path and a clear timeline that can lead to the holding of elections in the shortest possible timeframe,” she added.