Monday, September 27, 2021

UNSMIL: LPDF failed to reach constitutional base for December elections

UNSMIL: LPDF failed to reach constitutional base for December elections

Geneva, Switzerland | The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) announced that the members of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF) had failed to reach an agreement on the constitutional basis under which the December 24 elections in Libya were supposed to take place.

At the end of the LPDF sessions, which lasted for five days in Geneva, the mission said that there is disappointment among the Libyans after members of the forum failed to achieve the desire of the Libyan people to elect a president and parliament “following the emergence of proposals in the forum that make elections impossible in the first place.”

The UN mission added that the Libyan people aspiring for their right to elect a president and parliament “will feel let down,” describing what happened as “a not good indication.”

Local and international parties have warned that the alternative to holding elections in December is war and the return of armed military conflict to the scene after months of calm and relative consensus.