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Libya “governed by chaos and anarchy” says UN envoy

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Martin Kobler, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), speaks to journalists following his briefing to the Security Council. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

Libya is “governed by chaos and anarchy” and it’s going to take time for it to become a functioning state again.

That’s the view of Martin Kobler, head of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), speaking after he updated the Security Council on conditions inside the North African country.

Rival political groups and factions have been fighting for control of Libya and a majority signed a statement last month in which they approved a proposed Government of National Accord.

Reem Abaza asked Mr Kobler why political paralysis was continuing.

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