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US reiterates support for Libya elections

The ambassador of the United States to Libya, Richrad Norland, has renewed Washington’s support to holding elections in the country next December.

These remarks came in a virtual meeting for Norland with the Chairman of the High National Elections Commission (HNEC) Emad Al-Sayah.

The US embassy said in a statement that Norland and Al-Sayah discussed US support as Libya prepares to hold national elections on December 24, 2021, as agreed by the UN-facilitated Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF).

Noting Wednesday’s reaffirmation of the democratic transfer of power in the United States, Norland reiterated the US partnership with HNEC as it fulfills its apolitical mandate to allow Libyans to exercise their sovereign right to choose their leaders through fair and transparent elections.

Norland welcomed genuine efforts through the LPDF to resolve long-standing constitutional questions related to the election.

“We are confident these efforts will fulfill the will of the Libyan people – east, west and south – to improve their lives through the establishment of a unified interim executive authority that will deliver better governance and prepare for successful national elections in December,” Norland said.

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