UN envoy to Libya transmits proposal for constitutional basis for elections to dialogue forum

United Nations (UN) envoy to Libya Jan Kubis on Tuesday transmitted the proposal for a constitutional basis for the upcoming elections to the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF).

“Special Envoy of the UN Secretary-General for Libya and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya Jan Kubis transmitted today to the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF) plenary, the draft proposal for the constitutional basis for elections, as finalized these days by the LPDF’s Legal Committee, following their meeting in Tunis from 7-9 April,” said a statement issued by the UN Support Mission in Libya.

Kubis will convene a virtual plenary session of the LPDF soon after the Eid holiday, for the LPDF to discuss and deliberate on the Legal Committee proposal, the statement said.

“Reiterating the UN’s full commitment to the holding of national elections on 24 December, the Special Envoy called on LPDF members to be guided in their discussions by a spirit of compromise and to place the interests of their fellow Libyans and future generations above all considerations,” the statement added.

The UN-sponsored LPDF recently selected an executive authority of a presidency council and a unity government, ending years of political division in the country.

The main task of the new executive authority is to prepare for the national elections in Libya on Dec. 24, as agreed by the LPDF.