Posts Tagged ‘Elections’

African Union calls for Libya elections on next October

  • 12 February 2019 - 14:00
African Union calls for Libya elections on next October

The African Union (AU) has requested the AU Commission to make effort to organize presidential and parliamentary elections in Libya in October, the AU said in a communique, released on Tuesday, following the two-day 32nd AU Summit, which was held in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa. The...

Russia says setting deadlines for Libya elections “counterproductive”

  • 26 January 2019 - 12:19
Russia says setting deadlines for Libya elections “counterproductive”

The Russian Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov, said on Friday that setting deadlines for elections in Libya is counterproductive as the political players need to agree first on a political solution to end the country’s conflict. Lavrov told reporters after talks in Rabat with his Moroccan...

Libya’s HoR Speaker says will go ahead with presidential elections even if referendum fails

  • 14 January 2019 - 22:08
Libya’s HoR Speaker says will go ahead with presidential elections even if referendum fails

Libya should press ahead with national elections even if voters reject a draft constitution in a planned referendum, the Speaker of the House of Representatives (HoR) Aquilah Saleh told Reuters on Wednesday.   “Because we want a constitution (based on) consensus this will take time... We need...

HNEC: Libya’s constitution referendum next February

  • 6 December 2018 - 22:35
HNEC: Libya’s constitution referendum next February

The chairman of Libya’s High National Elections Commission (HNEC) said Thursday that the referendum on a new constitution will be held before the end of next February. The announcement by HNEC's chairman Emad Al-Sayeh signals a small step toward restoring unity and political stability after...

UN delegate to Libya: Elections will be in spring of 2019

  • 10 November 2018 - 13:21
UN delegate to Libya: Elections will be in spring of 2019

A national conference will be held in Libya in the first weeks of 2019 to push for elections that could take place next year, the UN envoy told the Security Council on Thursday. UN envoy Ghassan Salame said the conference will provide “a platform” for Libyans to spell out their vision for...

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...