Libyan rivals meetings kicking off in Morocco

High Council of State, House of Representatives delegation convene in Rabat to settle differences about December elections

Meetings between respective delegations of Libya’s High Council of State and the House of Representatives began Thursday in the Moroccan capital Rabat to discuss electoral law.

The meeting comes as the date for presidential and parliamentary elections gets closer.

Recently, tensions rose between parliament, the High Council of State and the unity government concerning electoral powers and laws.

The head of the High Council of State, Khalid Al-Mishri, on Sept. 21 during a visit to Rabat, rebuffed an earlier decision by the House of Representatives to withdraw confidence from the Dbeibeh unity government, insisting he would continue working with it until elections take place.

Morocco also hosted Libyan Parliament Speaker Aguila Saleh two weeks before Al-Mishri’s visit.

Morocco previously hosted five rounds of dialogue between Libya’s disputing sides, the last of which was in January when a mechanism for assuming sovereign positions was agreed on.

The views expressed in Op-Ed pieces are those of the author and do not purport to reflect the opinions or views of Libyan Express.
How to submit an Op-Ed: Libyan Express accepts opinion articles on a wide range of topics. Submissions may be sent to Please include ‘Op-Ed’ in the subject line.
You might also like

Submit a Correction

For: Libyan rivals meetings kicking off in Morocco

Your suggestion have been successfully submitted

There was an error while trying to send your request. Please try again.

Libyan Express will use the information you provide on this form to be in touch with you and to provide updates and marketing.