UN recognises rollover of LPDF in absence of elections

Jun 22, 2022 | International actors

On 22 June, the Deputy Spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General, Farhan Haq, stated in a press briefing that the UN ‘regrets’ that several milestones of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF) were missed in 2021, including national elections. Haq added that the 22 June date only marked the expiration of the transitional phase providing presidential and parliamentary elections had been held – given that neither had taken place, Haq urged Libyans ‘to refrain from using the date of 22 June as a tool for political manipulation’.