Political Outlook

Following the Revolution of 17 February 2011, several attempts to build democratic institutions on the basis of a new Constitution were hampered by mounting armed confrontation.

Libyan Political Agreement of 17 December 2015 was the culmination of a nearly one year long UN-facilitated political dialogue process, involving different segments of the Libyan society to end the military conflict. The Agreement offers a prospect of stabilization, ceasefire across the country and an end to political division.

The Libyan Political Agreement recognizes the Government of National Accord as the sole legitimate Government in Libya.

Ahead of a vote of confidence from the House of Representatives, Fayez Mustafa Al-Sarraj, the President of the Presidency Council of the Government of National Accord took office in Tripoli on 30 March 2016.

The Libyan Political Agreement continues to be the main basis for Libyans to build a country with unified institutions. Elections are planned to be held based on a new Constitution in the period ahead.

At present, the process to amend some parts of the Political Agreement is stalled despite the efforts facilitated by Mr. Ghassan Salamé, The United Nations Secretary General’s Libya Special Representative. Special Representative Salamé’s initiative to organize a National Conference in Ghadames in Libya on 14-16 April 2019 was postponed due to armed clashes triggered by an offensive by Khalifa Haftar’s forces to Tripoli on 4 th April 2019.