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After successive disappointments, UNSMIL endeavors to push Libyan dialogue forward

The UN mission in Libya is preparing to organize a dialogue for the members of the Proposals Bridging Committee, so that they may agree on a single formula for the constitutional basis, after the failure that accompanied the Geneva meetings.

On 01 July; the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) held a meeting in which it gathered the 75 members of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum, with the aim of a direct meeting to discuss the constitutional basis. However, the meeting resulted in zero progress.

This represented a great disappointment for the UN mission, which was criticized by some members who were dissatisfied with the conduct of the performance and the method of facilitating dialogue.

The UN mission wants now to solve the situation, bring the views closer, and refine the proposals that seem contradictory, without any hope of merging them, especially since they are on opposite sides.

There are members who do not want elections at the end of the year, and there are members who want detailed elections according to their measurements and conditions; in order to exclude certain personalities for fear of their material impact on the Libyan 0ublic. Also, there are members who want presidential and parliamentary elections by the Libyan people because they are the source of the authorities, and they have been absent from this electoral forum since the last time they voted in June 2014 before chaos erupted due to the Libya Dawn operation.

The UN Support Mission; Before Eid al-Adha, invited the 13 members of the Proposals Bridging Committee to meet, but the members preferred to meet after Eid so that their work would not be interrupted due to the holiday.

The Proposals Bridging Committee is composed of members of the House of Representatives, members of the High Council of State, figures affiliated with the political Islam movement, and figures affiliated with the civil movement; in a mixture, the mission seeks to achieve the balance required to formulate a binding agreement that represents a constitutional basis for presidential and parliamentary elections as desired by the people and not as desired by political parties.

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