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Libyan delegates to vote for interim prime minister

Seventy-five representatives of different regions in Libya will cast their votes this week for an interim prime minister and a three-member presidential council.
Libyans cast their ballots during the second round of municipal elections, at a voting center in the Andalus neighbourhood of the capital Tripoli, on January 7, 2021. - Libya on January 7 held municipal elections, four years late and under heavy security measures, in several western regions including the capital Tripoli, launching a year which will mark national elections that stoke hopes of pulling this country out of chaos. (Photo by Mahmud TURKIA / AFP) (Photo by MAHMUD TURKIA/AFP via Getty Images)

Dozens of representatives from Libya’s rival parties will cast their votes this week for a temporary executive government to prepare the war-torn country for general elections later this year. 

The voting comes as part of a renewed push to reach a political solution after six years of civil war. The country’s warring sides — the Government of National Accord (GNA) and the Libyan National Army (LNA) — signed a cease-fire agreement in October last year and agreed to hold nationwide elections. 

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