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Al-Mishri hails holding Libyan elections in December 2021

The Head of the High Council of State Khalid Al-Mishri said Saturday he welcomes the date set for Libyan elections to coincide with the anniversary of independence on December 24, 2021.

Al-Mishri said on Twitter he would like to see a referendum for constitution before the elections, saying it could be done on February 17, 2021.

The Head of the Libyan High Council of State said they were very keen on Libya’s arrival at peace and stability based on solid foundation and principles after all the crises the county went through.

Meanwhile, Libyans at UN-led talks have agreed to hold national parliamentary and presidential elections in December next year, according to the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL).

Participants at the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum in Tunisia “agreed that national elections should take place on December 24, 2021,” acting UN envoy Stephanie Williams told journalists in a virtual press conference on Friday.

“Reaching elections requires a new executive to unify the country. This requires the establishment of a reformed presidency council and an effective and unified government of national unity,” Williams said.

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