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Libya’s new executive authority urges UN to “swiftly publish report on alleged bribes”

The members of the newly elected executive authority in Libya, Presidential Council and Prime Minister, have called in a joint statement on the UN Panel of Experts to publish its investigation results into the allegations of bribes being paid to Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF) members.

The executive authority members, Head of Presidential Council Mohammed Menfi, members Abdullah Al-Lafi, and Mossa Al-Koni, as well as the Prime Minister-elect Abdul-Hamid Dbeibah, reaffirmed that anyone involved in breaking the law would be brought to justice, adding that the new executive authority is determined to unite institutions and achieve national reconciliation ahead of transparent, democratic elections.

“We are committed to the written pledges that we have made about combating corruption through all available legal means. We are not going to allow any obstructionists to take advantage of the current situation to lead the LPDF roadmap to failure and end the aspirations of the Libyan people for freedom and better living conditions.” The statement added.

In an implied reference to an AFP report citing UN panel of experts about bribes being paid (150.000 to 500.000 dollars) to some Libyan Political Dialogue Forum members in Tunisia for votes for Dbeibah, the media office of the Government of National Unity said Monday that such allegations were an endeavor of fact-twisting by the media and Libyans had previously fallen for it many times, leading to the current fragmentation after conflicts and wars.

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