UNSMIL voices concerns after HoR withdrawal of confidence from government

The United Nations Support Mission in Libya expressed in a statement its concern over the House of Representatives’ decision to withdraw confidence from the national unity government, stressing that it remains the legitimate government until it is replaced by another through elections.

UNSMIL noted that the government’s primary focus remains to move the country towards parliamentary elections and presidential election on December 24, along with providing necessary services to the people.

The statement added that the mission expected that the parliament’s efforts would focus on finalizing the electoral law and that the parliament would work to strengthen efforts towards building a broad consensus on the legislative framework for the elections being worked on.

The mission urged the House of Representatives to complete work on the Parliamentary Elections Law during the next week, reminding the parties to abide by the legal and constitutional framework regulating the political process in Libya.

UNSMIL called on the parliament and all institutions and political actors to focus on completing the preparation of the constitutional and legislative framework for the elections and to refrain from any action that would undermine the electoral process and the country’s unity and stability.

It stressed the need for holding elections to remain the paramount goal, considering that any efforts to divert attention to other goals are considered against holding the upcoming elections.

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