U.N. to start Libya election rules meeting without eastern parliament

By on March 23, 2022

The U.N. Libya mission said consultative meetings with legislators about election rules would start on Tuesday even though the eastern-based parliament has not yet named members to a joint committee on the subject.

The meetings are part of an initiative by U.N. Libya adviser Stephanie Williams, backed by Western countries, to break a standoff between two rival governments in the country.

Amid civil war, Libya split in 2014 between warring eastern and western factions. The High State Council, a legislative body that backed the western side, has named its six members to the committee.

The U.N. mission said in a statement it expects the eastern-based House of Representatives to name its representatives to the committee and to “join the meeting in the coming days.”


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