The Latest: Libyan rivals agree country to hold vote Dec 10

2018-05-29 16:07
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An adviser of the head of Libya's UN-recognized government based in Tripoli has tweeted that the country's rival leaders have reached consensus at a Paris meeting to hold both parliamentary and presidential elections in battered Libya on December 10.

Taher El-Sonni, a senior political adviser to Prime Minister Fayez Sarraj, tweeted about the agreed-on date ahead of the closing of the brief conference in Paris on Tuesday.

He also says the two sides would finalise a "constitutional base" by September 16. The Paris gathering brought together Libyan rivals and representatives of the international community under UN auspices.

Besides Sarraj, whose government dominates western Libya, the conference was attended by Gen Khalifa Hifter, the commander of Libya's national army which controls the east of the country.

A declaration signed by all four was expected to follow shortly.

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