Five countries urge Libyan authorities to set date for elections swiftly

The governments of US, France, Germany, Italy and UK, issued a statement regarding the Libyan elections, which were supposed to start Friday, December 24, 2021, as scheduled for the roadmap that was initially agreed upon by all parties.

The five countries reminded that the transfer of power from the temporary executive authority to the new one must take place after the results of final parliamentary and presidential elections are announced.

The statement also warned that candidates who occupy positions in public institutions should continue to keep them vacant until the election results are announced.

The statement of the countries concluded that their authorities and administrations are ready to hold accountable those who threaten stability or undermine the political and electoral process in Libya.

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