Free and fair elections in Libya should be held “in the shortest possible time”, United Nations special to advise on Libya’s Stephanie Williams said as she met with senior politicians and underlined the need for calmed down.
Williams said on Twitter her met the prime minister of the government of National Unity, Abdul Hamid Dbeibah, and also Fathi Bashagha, appointed by eastern-based pro-coup general Khalifa Haftar parliament at head a new government in a process rejected by the holder prime minister.
the move menace to trigger a new power struggle between the assembly based in the east and the administration of Dbeibah based in Tripoli, in western Libya.
The tycoon, named a year there is in the frame of peace efforts led by the United Nations, vowed not to postpone power has a government produced by the ballot box.
His administration was mandated to lead the country in the elections on December 24, but they were canceled amid bitter divisions over their legal basis and the applications of several controversial personalities.
Speaker of Parliament Aguila Saleh, who like Dbeibah and Bashagha had been presidential candidates, has since spearheaded efforts to replace the unit government.
The assembly had examined seven candidates for lead the administration, but shortly before Thursday confirmation voteSaleh had announced that Bashagha was the only remaining contestant, when former Minister of the Interior official Khaled al-Bibass withdrew from the race.
In a television address on On Tuesday, Dbeibah had sworn that he “would not accept new of transition phase or parallel authority” and declared that he would not call over power has a elected government.
Bashagha and Dbeibah both have the support of rival armed groups in the Libyan capital.
The UN, Western powers and even some members of parliament called for Dbeibah remains in his role until the elections for which one new the date has not yet been set.