Libya candidates urged to set a date for the election
Seventeen presidential hopefuls have urged the electoral commission to reveal the reasons why there will be no election on December 24 as scheduled
A group of candidates in Libya’s presidential election said Monday that they expect the polls to be delayed, despite the lack of an official announcement to that effect.
On Monday, 17 hopefuls issued a joint statement in which they implicitly acknowledged that a delay was inevitable.
The group urged the electoral commission to “reveal the reasons why there will be no election on the date set”, and called on it to “publish a final list of candidates”.
Multiple observers have predicted a delay, but just days ahead of the vote, there has been no official announcement.
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