Libyan lawmakers hold peace talks in Morocco
Gulf Today|November 25, 2020
Meetings come as delegates resume separate UN-led virtual talks on a selection mechanism for an executive to help lead the country out of the conflict and prepare for elections

TANGIERS

Dozens of lawmakers from across war-torn Libya’s political spectrum are taking part in consultations in the Moroccan city of Tangiers as part of efforts to resolve the country’s political crisis.

The meetings come as Libyan delegates on Monday resumed separate UN-led virtual talks on a selection mechanism for an executive to help lead the country out of conflict and prepare for elections.

Libya has been riven by violence since 2011 after protests toppled and killed longtime ruler Muammar Qadhafi, with two rival administrations and an array of militias now dominating the country.

A government resulting from previous UN talks in 2015 is based in the capital.

The east is dominated by the forces of commander Khalifa Hatar, who backs a parliament elected in 2014 and based in the city of Tobruk.

The House of Representatives, which has refused to ratify the Tripoli administration, is deeply divided internally.

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