UN envoy: Libyan parliament will convene in Geneva

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TRIPOLI: According to Stephanie Williams, the UN Secretary-Special General’s Libya Advisor, the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the Chairman of Libya’s High Council of State have agreed to meet in Geneva on November 14 to negotiate a constitutional framework before to elections.

Aguila Saleh and Khaled al-Meshri agreed to meet with her on June 28 and 29, at the UN Office in Geneva, to “achieve consensus on the outstanding issue” of a draught constitution, she tweeted on Thursday.

According to news sources, the opposing chambers made their overtures after their most recent round of constitutional discussions in Cairo came to an end without a conclusion.

Williams said there are still differences “on the measures regulating the transitional phase leading to elections” after the Monday meetings, and he asked the two presidents to meet as quickly as possible to settle these concerns.

Libya was unable to hold general elections in December 2021 due to disagreements among the political parties about the election legislation.

The nation of North Africa has experienced political upheaval and devastation since the late leader Muammar Gaddafi’s ouster in 2011.