Posts Tagged ‘Elections’

Libya’s eastern strongman insists he wants to secure elections and liberate Tripoli

  • 15 October 2018 - 21:19
Libya’s eastern strongman insists he wants to secure elections and liberate Tripoli

Sources close to the commander of the self-styled army in eastern Libya, Khalifa Haftar, told Egypt-based Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper on Sunday that the forces in east Libya are ready to secure any electoral process in regions under Haftar's control. The so called army stressed, the newspaper...

France pledges 650.000 euros to assist Libya’s municipal elections

  • 13 October 2018 - 12:26
France pledges 650.000 euros to assist Libya’s municipal elections

France has provided 650,000 euros (752,000 U.S. dollars) to assist Libya's municipal elections through the UN electoral support project, United Nations Development Program (UNDP) announced on Friday. French Ambassador to Libya Beatrice Le Fraper du Hellen and UNDP Country Director Sultan Hajiyev...

France wants UN sanctions on militias fighting in Tripoli

  • 25 September 2018 - 16:01
France wants UN sanctions on militias fighting in Tripoli

France said on Monday it wanted the U.N. Security Council to implement sanctions on militias involved in month-long clashes between rival factions in Libya’s capital Tripoli. “In the face of the worsening security situation in Tripoli, there is a responsibility to support the Libyans and...

France insists elections best option to end Libya’s crisis

  • 13 September 2018 - 21:24
France insists elections best option to end Libya’s crisis

France stuck to its position pushing for elections in Libya by the end of the year on Thursday, a day after Italy and the U.N.-backed government in Tripoli sowed doubts on the electoral calendar, citing a worsening security situation. Seeking to end the turmoil, French President Emmanuel Macron...

France provided Libya with $100 million to push for holding elections, says Le Drian

  • 23 July 2018 - 18:49
France provided Libya with $100 million to push for holding elections, says Le Drian

France’s foreign minister visited Libya on Monday to encourage holding elections in the north African country later this year as part of a reconciliation agreement reached by the country’s main political rivals in Paris in May. Jean-Yves Le Drian met with Fayez Serraj, the prime minister of...

Survey: 79% of Libyans prefer having constitution before going to elections

  • 10 July 2018 - 22:55
Survey: 79% of Libyans prefer having constitution before going to elections

An online survey for a week posted by news operator Ean Libya showed that 79% of the voters prefer to have a constitution referendum before having to hold elections in the country.   The voters of the constitution option (79%) won over those who wanted to go immediately to elections (21%)...

Erdogan claims victory as President of Turkey

  • 24 June 2018 - 23:41
Erdogan claims victory as President of Turkey

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on late Sunday declared victory in Turkey's presidential and parliamentary elections. “Our nation has given me the duty of the presidency and executive power,” Erdogan told reporters in Istanbul citing unofficial results, which would make him Turkey's first...

Iraq ballot boxes storage set ablaze amid cllas of a re-run

  • 10 June 2018 - 20:34
Iraq ballot boxes storage set ablaze amid cllas of a re-run

A storage site housing half of Baghdad’s ballot boxes from Iraq’s parliamentary election in May has caught fire, Reuters reported. This came just days after parliament demanded a nationwide recount of votes, drawing calls for the election to be re-run. An Interior Ministry spokesman said...

UN Security Council supports Libya elections in December 2018

  • 6 June 2018 - 17:17
UN Security Council supports Libya elections in December 2018

The U.N. Security Council has given its backing to the holding of presidential and parliamentary elections in Libya in December, which could be a significant step in bringing stability to a country where lawlessness has fed Islamic militancy and instability. The council adopted a French-drafted...

Paris Conference: Libya parties agree on elections on December 10, 2018

  • 29 May 2018 - 13:09
Paris Conference: Libya parties agree on elections on December 10, 2018

The Libyan parties under the auspices of the UN, intentional community and hosted in Paris by Emmanuel Macron, agreed on finalizing the constitution laws and adopting it by September 16 this year and holding presidential and parliamentary elections by December 10, 2018. The announcement came...