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UN Security Council approved parliamentary elections in Libya: Special Adviser

ANI | Updated: Jan 19, 2022 11:44 IST


New York [US], January 19 (ANI/Sputnik): The UN Security Council approved the electoral process for the Libyan parliament and the road map agreed on it, which is valid until June, Stephanie Williams, the UN Secretary General's special adviser for Libya, said in an interview with Sputnik.

"I think that what the United Nations has done and continues to do, is to support the 2.5 million Libyans, who have collected their voter registration cards and want to go to the polls and to lift their voices and to really maintain the momentum for elections. Certainly the Security Council has endorsed the elections and has endorsed the road map that goes out until June of this year, and it is the purview of the Security Council to determine further steps for the Libyan political process," Williams said when asked what the UN will do if the elections are postponed in June again.
"And in terms of the legitimacy of the current government, that again is also the purview of the Libyan parliament. But there are also internationally recognized agreements that Libyans themselves have signed, that set out what is the necessary quorum for the parliament to have in order to change the government. So I think it's very important for the parliament to follow it's own rules," she said. (ANI/Sputnik)

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