Libya : UN Special Rep Credits Morocco for Electoral Success
Libya: The UN Secretary-General's Special Representative Highlights Morocco's Role in the Success of the Electoral Process
The Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations in Libya, Abdoulaye Bathily, highlighted on Thursday in Rabat the role played by Morocco in the success of the inter-Libyan dialogue, especially through the Kingdom’s commitment to the electoral process in the country.
“We are pleased with the results achieved thanks to Morocco’s support, and we hope that the Kingdom continues to support this political process, especially as we are implementing the organic laws of elections and the related agreements,” said Mr. Bathily during a joint press briefing with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation, and Moroccans Residing Abroad, Nasser Bourita.
He noted that monitoring the implementation of these laws in a country plagued by tensions and conflicts like Libya necessarily requires reaching agreements based on good faith among political actors.
Mr. Bathily emphasized the need to reach “consensual solutions as soon as possible,” given that “the current situation cannot last any longer and poses major risks.”
Recalling that Libya is currently situated in a regional context marked by tensions, the UN official mentioned that the Libyan people and the international community aspire to the establishment of peace in the country.
He also discussed the repercussions of this tension on security in the region and the world, considering the geostrategic position of Libya.
Morocco hosted the meeting of the 6+6 joint commission from May 22 to June 6, 2023. This commission was tasked by the Libyan House of Representatives and the High Council of State with formulating electoral laws for the parliamentary and presidential elections in Libya.
After two weeks of meetings in Bouznika, the members of this commission reached a compromise on the laws governing the presidential and parliamentary elections scheduled for the end of the year.