Le Monde: Libyan election is “a mirage ballot”

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

PARIS – French newspaper Le Monde published an article on Tuesday discussing the six major elections that will take place this year in Africa.

Le Monde stated that in several countries, such as Nigeria, Algeria, Senegal and South Africa the outgoing presidents will try to get a new mandate, while the uncertainty still hangs over the dates of the polls in Tunisia and Libya.

According to the French newspaper, the country’s seven-year-old chaos and lack of any specific regarding the upcoming elections make the ballot “a mirage”.

Plunged into chaos since the fall of Muammer Gaddafi in 2011, will Libya be able to hold general elections this year? Originally planned in 2018 – France had lobbied for it to be held on December 10 – the poll is delayed, pushed back to 2019, without further details.”

The upcoming elections will  be preceded by a national conference in early 2019 as part of the United Nations’ plan to help bring the country out of political turmoil.


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