The UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, warned that the ongoing political stalemate in Libya would dash the Libyan's hopes in choosing their representatives through free, fair, and inclusive elections.

"The Libyan people who registered in large numbers to participate in the December 2021 elections have the right to live in peace, to choose their leaders through the ballot boxes, and to enjoy the bounties of the country, and there is no alternative to elections," Guterres said in his recommendations to the UN Security Council on the situation in Libya.

He insisted that a transparent, inclusive, and participatory transitional justice process is what the country needs to achieve sustainable peace, welcoming the efforts of Libya's government (GNU) to improve transparency and accountability in the use of state funds through regular reporting.

The UN head called on all key players to cooperate with the high-level committee for the elections proposed by the UN Envoy, Abdoulaye Bathily, to finalize preparations for conducting the polls.