icon bookmark-bicon bookmarkicon cameraicon checkicon chevron downicon chevron lefticon chevron righticon chevron upicon closeicon v-compressicon downloadicon editicon v-expandicon fbicon fileicon filtericon flag ruicon full chevron downicon full chevron lefticon full chevron righticon full chevron upicon gpicon insicon mailicon moveicon-musicicon mutedicon nomutedicon okicon v-pauseicon v-playicon searchicon shareicon sign inicon sign upicon stepbackicon stepforicon swipe downicon tagicon tagsicon tgicon trashicon twicon vkicon yticon wticon fm

Libya not ready to hold elections, conditions ‘unstable’ – PM Seraj

Conditions in Libya are too unstable to hold elections, Prime Minister Fayez Seraj was quoted as saying on Wednesday. The statement is casting doubts on a French-led push for a vote in December which aims to end years of turmoil and unify the North African country, Reuters said. French President Emmanuel Macron hosted a conference in May where rival Libyan factions agreed to work with the UN for a national election by December 10. “You cannot vote with instability in the streets… it is necessary that everyone accepts the result of the ballot. We need shared rules,” Seraj told Italian daily Corriere della Sera. The PM leads the UN-brokered transitional government based in Tripoli.