UNSMIL Praises the Determination of Ghat Citizens to Participate in Municipal Elections

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The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) welcomes the determination of the city of Ghat’s citizens to exercise their democratic rights by participating in the city’s municipal elections. This election is the first local one this year.

“I applaud the commitment of the citizens of Ghat to democratically elect their representatives in the municipal council, defying the many challenges their city and country are facing in these trying times,” Acting Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Libya and head of UNSMIL, Stephanie Williams, said.

“I commend the tremendous efforts exerted by the Central Committee for Municipal Council Elections (CCMCE) to conduct these first elections, especially their implementation of all necessary precautionary measures for the protection of voters, polling staff, and electoral stakeholders,“ Williams added.

The United Nations Support Mission in Libya reiterates its strong support for the Libyan people in holding municipal elections and strengthening local governance, as well as to the CCMCE.

This support came as a result of the vital role CCMCE has undertaken to ensure that municipal elections are conducted democratically and through an inclusive and credible process.