After a delay of two years, Libyans went to the polling places last Thursday to elect their local representatives. These elections were held in several regions of western Libya, including Tripoli, under a large police force control.
Due to Covid-19, voters had to go through a temperature control. Wearing a mask was, also, obligatory.
In a declaration to the AFP, a Libyan analyst, Mahmoud Khalafallah, said that these elections were “a direct and decisive test of the authorities’ capacity to organize general elections.” After several years of conflict, Libya should indeed organize its first legislative elections since 2014 in December 2021. The Libyan parties have agreed on these laws as part of an agreement discussed under the aegis of the United Nations (UN). Legislative elections will elect the first president of modern Libya.
Along with municipal elections, the advisory committee of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF) began its work in Geneva on Wednesday. Members of the LPDF Advisory Committee are expected to agree on the issues related to the mechanism of selecting a unified executive.