Finally peace in Libya?

On December 24, 2021, Libya is expected to hold general elections. This is the agreement found by the actors of the conflict, meeting in Tunis until Sunday, November 15. After ten years of war, hope for lasting peace is reborn.

This time, would it finally be the right one? Torn between two authorities who each claim the legitimacy of power, the Libyans continue to hope for a peace that will allow us to turn the page after ten years of a conflict that has claimed thousands of lives since the fall of dictator Muammar Gaddafi. For ten years, tribes, politicians and foreign powers have been fighting over the country cut in two between the forces of Marshal Haftar, in the East, and those of the Government of National Unity led by Fayez Al-Sarraj.

Last week, more than 75 Libyan personalities from different camps agreed to meet in Tunis, with the hope of an agreement on the beginnings of a lasting peace. An appointment which resulted in a major advance: the actors agreed on a date, December 24, 2021, for the organization of general elections in the country, reports the information site Digital tunisia. The news, announced by the Acting Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General, Stephanie Williams, has sparked immense hope after years of deadlock.

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Malik Ben Salem

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