UNSMIL held joint working session on securing Libyan elections

The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) said Thursday it held a joint working session to discuss securing the upcoming Libyan elections scheduled for the end of this year.

“UNSMIL facilitated a joint meeting in UN Tripoli and Tunis HQs, bringing the international community together with the High National Elections Commissions (HNEC) Libya and the Libyan Ministry of Interior, to discuss the necessary provisions for election security,” the mission said in a statement.

The mission gave no further details on the specific plan to secure the elections.

Paris in May hosted a meeting on Libya with the participation of different Libyan parties to end the political crisis.

The parties agreed to hold and commit themselves to “credible” presidential and parliamentary elections slated for Dec. 10.

Despite a UN-sponsored political agreement signed in December 2015, Libya remains politically divided between rival authorities in the east and west of the country, both competing for legitimacy.

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