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UN says rivals Libya fail to reach agreement in election talks

CAIRO (AP) – Rival Libyan factions have failed to reach an agreement after concluding a third round of UN-mediated talks in Egypt, the United Nations said on Monday, raising international efforts to find a way out. out of the country’s decade-old chaos.

Lawmakers from the Libyan parliament in the east and the Supreme Council of State, based in the capital Tripoli in the west of the country, have concluded their latest round of negotiations on constitutional amendments before elections, according to UN special adviser to Libya, Stephanie Williams. . in Cairo without a breakthrough.

The talks, which began on June 12, were intended to establish a constitutional framework for elections in Libya, but the two sides could not agree on “the transitional measures” leading up to the vote, it said. William in a statement.

She called on Aguila Saleh, the influential speaker of parliament, and Khaled al-Meshri, head of the Tripoli-based council, to meet within ten days to try to bridge the divide between the two parties. She didn’t work out.

According to Libyan media reports, the main contentious topic was the criteria for a presidential candidacy. The Tripoli-based council insisted on banning military personnel from running for the country’s highest-ranking post — apparently a move aimed at Commander Khalifa Hifter, a divisive military leader. Hifter had announced his bid in the elections scheduled for December last year. That vote was not held due to numerous issues, including controversial hopefuls and disputes over election laws.

During talks in Cairo, eastern lawmakers called for allowing military personnel to take part in another vote.

The failure to vote in December was a major blow to international efforts to end a decade of chaos in Libya, where rival governments are now claiming power after tentative steps toward unity last year.

Oil-rich Libya has been ravaged by conflict since a NATO-backed uprising in 2011 overthrew and assassinated longtime dictator Muammar Gaddafi. The country was then divided for years between rival governments in the east and west, each supported by different militias and foreign governments.

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