UN envoy to Libya, Abdoulaye Bathily, confirmed Saturday the possibility of creating a clear roadmap for the Libyan elections by mid-June, pointing out that the dispute still exists over the conditions for running for the presidential elections, despite the announcement by the Speakers of the House of Representatives (HoR) and the High Council of State (HCS) about reaching an agreement on the constitutional declaration.
“I sent a request to several Libyan parties, including Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, to present their proposals to resolve the crisis,” the UN envoy said in a press conference in Tripoli.
Bathily confirmed that he called on the international parties to speak with one voice and respond to the call of the Libyans in their aspiration for the elections.
UN envoy continued that the elections are necessary to restore the legitimacy that represents the Libyan people, and it is not only related to constitutional and legal documents, but there are other issues that must be addressed, including improving the security environment.”
“I think that the list of candidates for the elections will open again a year after it was closed,” Bathily said, pointing out that holding elections should not be in the hands of the HoR and HCS alone.