Preparations for Libyan Elections to be Concluded Mid-June

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The Chairman of the Libyan High National Elections Commission (HNEC), Emad Al-Sayeh, said that the Commission is expected to finish preparing for the elections on June 15th.

In statements, Al-Sayeh added that voting materials and equipment will be ready on the 1st of July. He expected the elections to be held on time “because most local and international parties agree on the necessity to hold the elections as scheduled.”

Al-Sayeh called for the need of adopting the budget presented by the Government of National Unity (GNU), “to enable it playing its role in facilitating and supporting the process of holding elections.”

Last week, the Libyan Representative to the United Nations (UN), Al-Taher Al-Sunni, discussed UN support for the success of the presidential and parliamentary elections scheduled for December 24th, with the President of the 75th session of the General Assembly, Volkan Bozkir. He also called for the need to end negative interference in Libya to implement the UN resolutions, and to work to hold the obstructors accountable inside and outside Libya.

The GNU, led by Prime Minister Abdelhamid Dbaiba, was appointed by Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF) members in an UN-brokered peace process in February 2021. The government is supposed to lead the country until Libya holds its general elections at the end of the year.