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Security Council urges Libya’s executive authority to form inclusive government

The Security Council of the United Nations has called upon the newly elected interim executive authority in Libya to swiftly form an inclusive government and make the necessary preparations for presidential and parliamentary elections in December.

The Security Council added in a presidential statement described the election of the new executive authority by the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF) as an important milestone in the Libyan political process.

It urged the interim executive authority to improve services and launch a comprehensive national reconciliation process.

“The Council reaffirmed its strong commitment to the United Nations-facilitated, Libyan-led and Libyan-owned political process and to Libya’s sovereignty, independence, territorial integrity and national unity”. The statement explains.

It also called on all parties to implement the 23 October 2020 ceasefire agreement in full, urging all member states to respect and support its implementation, especially the points regarding the withdrawal of all foreign forces and mercenaries from Libya without any further delay. 

“The Council also called for full compliance with the Council-imposed arms embargo by all Member States, in accordance with the relevant resolutions”. The statement reads.

The Security Council underscored the importance of a credible and effective Libyan-led “Ceasefire Monitoring Mechanism” under the auspices of the United Nations, welcoming the swift deployment of an advance team to Libya.

Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF) members cast votes last Friday in Geneva and finally agreed to select the Head and members of the Presidential Council as well as the new Prime Minister of the Libyan executive authority that will lead the war-torn country to general elections on December 24, 2021.

After voting for individual candidates failed, four lists that included candidates for the top Libyan executive authority positions were presented as entities to run the executive authority in the upcoming interim period.

The winning list received 39 votes and it included Mohammed Menfi (representative of the east), as Head of the Presidential Council; Mossa Al-Koni, member representative of the south; Abdullah Al-Lafi, member representative of the west and Abdul-Hamid Dbeibah, as Prime Minister.  

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