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Libyan Newswire

LIBYAN LEADERS COMMIT TO DECEMBER 10 ELECTIONS: STATEMENT

PARIS, Four senior Libyan leaders committed at a Paris peace conference yesterday to holding elections in the country on December 10, a joint statement said.

"The parties have committed to set the constitutional basis for elections and adopt the necessary electoral laws by September 16, 2018, and hold parliamentary and presidential elections on December 10, 2018," it said.

French President Emmanuel Macron, who hosted the conference, has been pushing the rival Libyans and other representatives from regional powers to agree a political roadmap to stabilise the oil-rich north African state.

The Libyan signatories were Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj, head of the UN-backed unity government in Tripoli, and 75-year-old military strongman Khalifa Haftar, whose rival Libyan National Army dominates the country's east.--NNN-AGENCIES

Source: Nam News Network

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