Libya - elections require a re-negotiation of power arrangements
erschienen in der Publikation "IFK Monitor International 51" - Februar 20194 Seiten (287 KB)
Six years after the first free elections in Libya, the country is deeply divided, with a sustainable solution to the ongoing conflict remaining out of sight. Following a diplomatic initiative by French President Macron, the four most important stakeholders in Libyan politics announced their intentions to hold elections by the end of 2018.
Six months later it is clear that elections will not take place any time soon, due to the absence of a legal framework and the tense security situation. For now, a re-negotiation of power arrangements is urgently needed in order to facilitate future elections. Simultaneously curtailing corrupt and powerful non-democratic actors, while including the Libyan population and militias, is of crucial importance in the power re-negotiation process.