Potential pitfalls ahead of national elections
In an article published in al-Monitor on May 10, Mohamed Eljahr reviews the many challenges that remain to completing the political roadmap set by the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum and to holding national elections in December of this year. Eljahr describes the constitutional, legal and operational hurdles that must be overcome as status quo forces manoeuvre to preserve their influence. In addition, the reluctance of Egypt, Russia and Turkey to withdraw their forces and mercenaries is at odds with the public support for the elections provided by the United States and European countries.
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