In his speech at the first meeting of his government for the new year 2023, the head of the Libyan government, Abdelhamid Dbeibeh, announced that “2023 will be the year of holding elections in the country.”
These elections, which were to be held in January 2021, are supposed to restore order to a country torn by political and military conflicts.
The country fell into chaos after a dispute over the electoral law that prevented the holding of legislative and presidential elections in December 2020 and January 2021. Following this failure, the House of Representatives in Tobruk (east) elected a new government, headed by FethiBashagha. The government of Abdelhamid Dbeibeh had refused to hand over power to a government that is not directly elected by the people.
It is worth noting that at the initiative of the United Nations (UN), a dialogue was opened between the Supreme State Council in Tripoli and the Parliament in the East to allow elections to be held as soon as possible.