The UN envoy, Abdoulaye Bathily, has stressed the need to listen to political parties, civil society, women, and young people, to agree on an implementable roadmap for the elections.

“As part of my consultations across Libya, I met with representatives from political parties and civil society in Benghazi. I listened to their concerns over the political stalemate, their assessment of the challenges facing the country, and their suggestions on how to address these challenges towards achieving a stable and prosperous Libya through the holding of inclusive elections”, Bathily tweeted.

“My initiative aims to broaden the discussion to include these actors in charting a path to elections this year”, Bathily added.