TRIPOLI – Stephanie Williams, Special Adviser to the UN Secretary-General on Libya, has urged Libyan political parties to set a clear schedule for holding general elections.
Williams delivered her remarks during a meeting with members of the municipal council of Sabha, in southern India, on Wednesday. Academics, dignitaries, and officials from youth and women's organisations attended the conference, according to reports.
"My visit today was an indication of my resolve to meet the people of Sabha face to face, listen to their worries and opinions directly, particularly about Libya's political future and how the UN can assist them in their quest for peace, stability, unity, and democracy," Williams tweeted.
"From Sabha, I renewed my call to the House of Representatives, the High Council of State, the Government of National Unity, and other concerned institutions and parties to listen to their people and put the elections back on track, through a consensual path and a clear timeline that can lead to the holding of elections in the shortest possible timeframe," Williams said.
Last December 24, Libya was scheduled to hold presidential elections. According to the country's electoral body, the elections have been postponed indefinitely due to technical and legal concerns.