UNSMIL Calls for Virtual LPDF Meeting


On Wednesday, the United Nations Support Mission to Libya (UNSMIL) announced that the members of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF) have been invited to a virtual meeting on Thursday.

UNSMIL announced on Saturday that the participants of the LPDF concluded voting on the presented proposals for a selection mechanism to decide upon Libya’s next unified executive authority.

In a tweet UNSMIL stated that the meeting will follow up the discussion of the previous mechanism meeting. This will be based on the results of the vote on the proposed mechanisms.

The vote took place on 3-4 December 2020. The Acting Head of UNSMIL, Stephanie Williams, hosted on Saturday a virtual meeting to inform the LPDF participants of the voting results, and future steps.

UNSMIL pointed out that 71 LPDF members have participated in the voting process, while one member was unable to participate for health-related reasons and three members abstained.

“39 LPDF members voted for proposal number 2, while 24 members voted for proposal number 3 and 8 other members voted for proposal number 10,” UNSMIL noted.

Williams reaffirmed the mission’s commitment to respect the decision of the LPDF members taken during the recent in-person meeting in Tunisia.