Libya delays candidate list as likely election postponement looms

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Reuters

TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Libya’s election commission said on Saturday it would not publish a list of presidential candidates until after it settles some legal issues, leaving almost no time to hold the vote as planned on Dec. 24. While most Libyan and foreign figures involved in the process have continued to publicly call for the election to go ahead on schedule, politicians, analysts and diplomats all say in private that this would be very hard to achieve. Significant delays could increase the risk of derailing the wider peace process in Libya, though a disputed election conducted without clear ag…

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