Will Elections be Held in Lybia This Year?

Tripoli, March 15 (AFP/APP): A ceasefire between Libya’s rival forces last October paved the way for the formation of an interim government to run the country until elections at the end of this year.

Here are key moments in the North African nation’s peace process. – Breakthrough moment – Libya has been in chaos since the 2011 ouster and killing of dictator Moamer Kadhafi in a NATO-backed uprising.

Troops loyal to General Khalifa Haftar in 2019 take control of the country’s oil fields before advancing on Tripoli, controlled by the UN-recognised Government of National Accord (GNA), sparking more than a year of fighting.

The rival parties sign a permanent ceasefire with “immediate effect” on October 23, 2020 after five days of discussions organised by the United Nations. In early November, rival military officers begin talks on home soil for the first time to hammer out a road map for the practical implementation of the ceasefire.

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