Libyan general election, 2018

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Libyan general election, 2018

← 2014 10 December 2018

All 200 seats up for election
President of Libya
101 seats needed for a majority

Prime Minister before election

Fayez al-Sarraj
Independent

Elected Prime Minister

TBD

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General elections will be held in Libya on 10 December 2018.[1] The four people who agreed to the deal are: Fayez al-Sarraj (head of the Government of National Accord), Khalifa Haftar (head of the Libyan National Army), Aguila Saleh Issa (head of the House of Representatives), and Khalid al-Mishri (head of the High Council of State).[2]

The elections will consist of presidential and parliamentary elections.

Background[edit]

In a surprise offensive on 3 March, 2017, the Islamist-dominated Benghazi Defense Brigades seized a number of oil ports from the Libyan National Army-backed House of Representatives.[3] On 7 March 2017, the ports were handed over to the Government of National Accord, prompting the House of Representatives to abandon the UN-brokered peace deal it had previously agreed to with that government, denouncing the BDB capture of the ports as "terrorist attacks".[4] The House then called for Libya's electoral commission to make “all the necessary arrangements to prepare for presidential and parliamentary elections before February 2018".[5]

Presidential candidates[edit]

Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, one of the sons of Muammar Gaddafi, announced on 22 March 2018 that he will run for president.[6]

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