Will Libya Turn a New Page With New Executive?

The 74-members of the UN-led Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF) have selected an interim Prime Minister and President of their new executive council, marking what UN Special Representative Stephanie Williams called another "historic moment" on the road to unification of the war-torn country. The primary task of the "temporary unified executive authority" is to take Libya towards the "sacred goal" of national elections on December 24, 2021, Williams said earlier. In October 2020, a ceasefire deal was signed in Switzerland between forces loyal to the UN-recognized Government of National Accord based in Tripoli, and opposition forces loyal to General Haftar, in the east. Under the terms of that deal, all foreign fighters were expected to leave Libya within three months. It was in Tunis that the LPDF agreed to a "roadmap" for the country, that will define the mandate of the temporary executive.

Forum for Libyan Political Dialogue.

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