Good governance and rule of law

In the meeting in Paris on Friday 12 November 2021 as part of the conference on Libya, leaders from around 30 countries called for “inclusive” and “credible” elections to be held in the country by the end of December.

In their final statement, the leaders reiterated the importance of “all Libyan stakeholders mobilising for free, fair, inclusive, and credible presidential and parliamentary elections on 24 December 2021,” adding that “individuals or entities inside or outside Libya who attempt to disrupt, challenge, or manipulate the electoral process and the political transition will be held accountable and may be listed by the UN Sanctions Committee.”

Last Sunday, the head of the High National Election Commission (HNEC), Imad al-Sayeh, announced the opening of the “filing of candidacies for the presidential elections from 8 to 22 November, and for the parliamentary elections from 8 to 7 December.” The announcement came a few hours after the suspension of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Najla al-Mangoush,. This renewed tension raises fears for the elections that should mark a new chapter in the history of the country.