UNSMIL Congratulates Misrata for Successful Municipal Elections

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On Friday, the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) congratulated the citizens of Misrata for the “peaceful and successful” electoral process that took place on Thursday, 03 September 2020.

“This election has, once again, demonstrated Libyans’ determination to exercise their democratic rights to elect their representatives, defying the many challenges their city and country are facing in these trying times.” Stephanie Williams, Acting Special Representative of the Secretary-General (ASRSG) for Libya said, according to a statement by UNSMIL.

“I commend all those involved in this electoral process, including the Central Committee for Municipal Council Elections (CCMCE), polling station staff, candidate agents, observer organisations, security and medical staff, in addition to media outlets who were invited to cover the election regardless of their media lines, for their tireless efforts and democratic commitment to ensure a safe and democratic climate for voters to elect their representatives freely,” ASRSG Williams added. “I urge all Libyan potential voters to actively register and further participate in upcoming local elections,” she concluded.

UNSMIL reiterated its strong support for the Libyan people in conducting municipal elections and strengthening local governance. It also supported the CCMCE for its vital role in ensuring that municipal elections are conducted democratically and through an inclusive and credible process.