Tripoli (UNA-OIC) – The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) welcomed the launch of the voter registration update by the High National Elections Commission (HNEC), considering the move a key milestone towards realizing the Libyan people’s overwhelming demand for national elections on 24 December 2021.
In her remarks during the launching event, UN Assistant Secretary-General, Resident, and Humanitarian Coordinator for Libya, Ms. Georgette Gagnon, said “As we all know, Libya is at a critical crossroads. After many years of conflict and division, after more than seven years without national elections, there is a new opportunity to move forward and for Libyans to exercise one of their most basic rights, the right to democratically elect their representatives and fully restore legitimacy to their institutions.”
UNSMIL reinforced appeals to the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF) to accelerate their deliberations, to reach compromises, and finalize the proposal for the constitutional basis for elections. The Mission also appealed to the parliament to fulfil its role and adopt a legal framework that would enable concrete implementation steps and allow the Libyan people to exercise their democratic rights on 24 December.
Ms. Gagnon also urged all eligible Libyan voters to take part in the registration process and use the opportunity to preserve their right to vote and choose their representatives in a democratic manner in the December elections.