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UN Adviser discuss Libya elections with women candidates

UN Adviser discuss Libya elections with women candidates

UN Special Adviser on Libya, Stephanie Williams, said she had on Sunday “an inspiring discussion” with a group of Libyan women candidates for parliamentary elections, with the attendance of the Acting Head of UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), Raisedon Zenenga.

“The candidates, who were drawn from a diverse array of electoral districts across Libya, pushed for the holding of elections to meet the demands of the more than 2.8 million Libyans who registered to vote for national elections,” Williams tweeted.

They expressed their concerns about the under-representation of women in Libya’s political life and called for increasing the women’s quota for elections, according to the UN official.

“I praised the candidates for their decision to run for elections and briefed them on my recently announced initiative that aims at bringing Libyans together to agree on a consensual constitutional basis to enable the holding of these elections as soon as possible,” She pointed out.