Libyan Dialogue Forum … agreement on date for presidential elections and new constitution

TUNISIA – After five days of negotiations, the Libyan warring factions have reached agreement in the Libyan Dialogue Forum to hold presidential elections on December 24, 2021. The talks were held in neighboring Tunisia under the auspices of the United Nations.

In the same context, member of the Supreme Council of State in Libya Bashar Hosh, announced the draft submission of the new Libyan constitution to the High Electoral Commission. He said that this step gives ownership of the constitution to the Libyan people who will in the end have their say on it.

The Libyan Dialogue Forum unanimously agreed that any dialogue that does not call for a referendum on the new Libyan constitution will not meet the aspiration of the majority of Libyans. The Forum called on the UN mission to Libya to help achieve the constitutional referendum.

Despite all the progress and development in resolving the Libyan conflict, countries such as Turkey and Qatar continue to pour oil on the fire through their military and political support for the Government of National Accord led by Fayez al-Sarraj. Turkey and Qatar have sent Syrian mercenaries and weapons to fight on the side of the National Accord forces against the Libyan National Army led by Khalifa Haftar. They also provide military training and build military installations.