LPDF Members Call for Banning Serving Officials from Upcoming Libyan Government


On Monday, several members of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF) demanded the exclusion of candidates for the positions of Prime Minister and the Presidency Council of the upcoming Interim Executive Authority, who currently hold senior government positions.

Last Saturday, the United Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) revealed the final list of candidates for the new government. In a statement, UNSMIL extended its appreciation for the efforts of the three-person verification committee that was drawn from the LPDF to review the applications, in line with the eligibility criteria agreed upon in Tunis.

It noted that all candidates have pledged to respect the LPDF roadmap, culminating in the holding of national elections on 24 December 2021. Candidates selected for the executive authority will present to the relevant oversight authorities a declaration of their own movable and immovable assets inside and outside of Libya, as well as those of their spouses and dependents.

The UN mission claimed that they had also pledged not to run for elections at the end of the preparatory period, and signed a legally-binding affidavit confirming their conformity to the existing Libyan nationality law. The voting process is being held in Geneva, Switzerland from 1-5 February.