Security and countering violence

One week after the start of inter-Libyan discussions at the Gammarth Forum in Tunis, the head of the United Nations (UN) mission in Libya, Stephanie Williams, announced that the Libyan elections will be held on 24 December 2021.

At a virtual press conference, Ms Williams explained that the upcoming elections will result in a new executive that will be based on the principle of separation of powers with a new Presidency Council, composed of three members, and a government of national unity led by a Prime Minister. December 24 marks Libya’s Independence Day, recalled the UN envoy who said his organization will make every effort to involve as many Libyans as possible in the “free, fair, inclusive and credible presidential and parliamentary elections”.

The Gammarth Forum, which brings together 75 Libyan representatives selected by the UN on the basis of their ideological, geographical or political affiliation, Continue its work to finalize the roadmap, whose main objective is to close the transition period and to bring Libya out of the conflicts that have torn it apart since the fall of the Muammar Gaddafi regime in 2011.