Libyan factions agree to hold elections on 10 December

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Key leaders agree at Paris summit to stage ‘credible, peaceful’ elections

The four key leaders in war-torn Libya have agreed at a summit in Paris to an ambitious, and potentially unrealistic, plan to stage “credible, peaceful” parliamentary and legislative elections in the country on 10 December.

The French president, Emmanuel Macron, the summit’s host, hailed the agreement as a turning point in efforts to bring about reconciliation in Libya, saying it represented a new impetus to restore Libya’s sovereignty. “We now have clear commitments for the country, an approved calendar for parliamentary and presidential elections,” he said.

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