Prime Minister Debeba of the Libyan Government of National Unity (TFG) announced on the 21st that he would participate in the presidential election expected on December 24.
Debba submitted his candidacy materials at the High National Election Commission in the capital Tripoli on the same day, and then announced at a press conference that he would run for the presidential election.
Under the auspices of the United Nations, the Libyan Forum for Political Dialogue elected the Interim Administration of Libya’s Unification in Geneva, Switzerland, in February this year, and Debba was elected Prime Minister of the Transitional Government of Libya and sworn in in March.
According to the road map released by the Libyan Forum for Political Dialogue, Libya is expected to hold presidential and parliamentary elections on December 24. The Libyan National Assembly decided on October 5 to postpone parliamentary elections to January 2022. At present, Haftar, the leader of the Libyan “National Army”, Isa, President of the National Congress, and others have announced that they will participate in the presidential election.
After the overthrow of Gaddafi’s regime in 2011, Libya fell into turmoil. The government of national unity recognized by the United Nations and the armed forces supporting it control parts of the western part of the country, while the National Convention is allied with the “National Army” to control most of the eastern and southern regions. Under the mediation of the United Nations, the two sides to the Libyan conflict signed a ceasefire agreement in Geneva in October 2020 and reached an agreement on a “road map to elections” during the political dialogue held in Tunis in November, agreeing to hold presidential and parliamentary elections in December 2021.