The UN envoy to Libya, Jan Kubis, stressed the importance of holding the presidential and parliamentary elections on schedule, calling on all Libyan parties to vote and accept their results.
Kubis’ calls came during a meeting chaired by Vice-President of the Libyan Presidential Council, Abdullah Al-Lafi, during which they discussed issues related to the elections, and the measures taken by the National Electoral Commission to ensure the success of the upcoming elections
The UN envoy to Libya said the current stage in the country is very sensitive, noting that the judiciary will look into possible objections against candidates.
Kubis said he would convey different views and observations regarding the elections to the Security Council in his upcoming briefing on 24 November.
Earlier, the European Union’s spokesperson for the Middle East and North Africa, Luis Miguel Bueno, threatened to impose sanctions on anyone who obstructed the Libyan elections, stressing the need to hold them on time.
Observers believe that despite the constant warnings, there are still attempts to disrupt the elections with the aim of undermining the democratic transition process in Libya.