Lack of funding may prevent over half of Libya’s local elections

A group of members of the Central Committee for Municipal Elections are seen during an election simulation in local school, Tripoli, Libya February 3, 2019. REUTERS/Hani Amara

TRIPOLI (Reuters) – At least 69 municipal councils out of 120 in Libya may not hold elections in March due to a lack of funding by the UN-backed government, the head of the elections committee said. Libyan authorities allowed municipal elections in 2013 in a bid to end a decades-long legacy of centralisation of administration […]

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