Libyan consultation meeting in Geneva warns of consequences of failing to hold December elections
Participants at the Libyan consultation meeting in Geneva warned of dangerous consequences if general elections weren't held or held without providing solid assurances from all parties to respect the results, saying that holding elections on time next December is vital to end the war for legitimacy of political institutions.
70 legal and political personalities attended Geneva meetings between 15 and 17 September with the facilitation of the Center for Humanitarian Dialogue. They urged adherence to the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum's roadmap to reach elections on December 24, adding that elections are a right of the Libyan people and anything that works against this right is illegal.
The participants called for consensus regarding all fears surrounding elections so that they could be held in a good environment, urging relevant authorities to reach more agreeable elections laws.
They also reiterated commitment to exerting more efforts to build up agreements between the High Council of State and House of Representatives to resume passing of presidential and parliamentary elections legislations, urging UNSMIL and Berlin Conference participants to seriously take up their responsibilities toward ending conflict in Libya and called on the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum to pave the way for December elections.