Libyan-German Officials Discuss Settlement in Libya

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On Monday, First Deputy Speaker of the Libyan Parliament, Fawzi Al-Nuwari and German Ambassador to Libya, Michael Unmacht met in Tripoli, where they reviewed the crisis in Libya.

They discussed the latest political developments in Libya, a number of outstanding issues, and ways to address them. The two officials also discussed holding Presidential and Parliamentary elections as soon as possible, in order to achieve the demand of the Libyan people.

As well as ways to achieve stability in Libya, and reach a settlement with the aim of holding elections.

On Sunday, Libya’s High National Elections Commission (HNCE) held a meeting to discuss the development of the voter registration system, and ways to improve it in the coming period.

HNEC Chairman, Emad Al-Sayeh led the meeting, which included representatives of the United Nations Election Support Team in Libya, and the Head of the International Foundation for Electoral Systems office in Libya (IFES).

They followed up on HNEC’s level of readiness to implement the expected elections. Al-Sayeh said earlier that the elections could be held in December 2022, if Libya’s rival legislatures agree on election laws by July.

“The commission will be able to set a date for the polling day in December if it receives the approved electoral legislation in July. If we do not receive this next month, Libya’s elections will have to be postponed, because we would be unable to hold them at that time, similarly to last year,” Al-Sayeh told Al-Ain news.

The long-awaited Libyan elections were supposed to be held on 24 December 2022. HNEC said that a “force majeure” prevented it from organizing the elections after political parties failed to reach an agreement.