Rival Libyan factions agree to hold elections on December 10 – PM advisor

Rival Libyan factions agreed on Tuesday to hold parliamentary and presidential elections on December 10, an advisor to Libyan Prime Minister Fayez Seraj said after a meeting in Paris. Taher al-Sonni tweeted that four parties gathered at the talks had also agreed on finalizing a constitutional base for elections by September 16. The Paris meeting included eastern-based commander Khalifa Haftar, Tripoli PM Seraj, and the leaders of rival parliamentary assemblies. The gathering is aimed at getting them to agree to general principles for ending Libya’s crisis and moving towards elections. A draft document prepared ahead of the meeting includes the call for the immediate unification of the central bank and a commitment to support the creation of a national army, Reuters reported.