UN praises successful municipal elections in Libya’s Misurata

The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) on Friday praised the successful municipal elections in the city of Misurata, some 200 km east of the capital Tripoli.

“The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) congratulates the citizens of Misurata on a peaceful and successful electoral process conducted yesterday 03 September 2020,” UNSMIL said in a statement.

“This election has, once again, demonstrated the Libyans’ determination to exercise their democratic rights to elect their representatives, defying the many challenges their city and country are facing in these trying times,” said Stephanie Williams, Acting Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Libya and Head of UNSMIL.

Williams urged all Libyan potential voters to actively register and further participate in upcoming local elections.

UNSMIL reiterated its strong support for the Libyan people in conducting municipal elections and strengthening local governance, as well as to the Central Committee for Municipal Council Elections (CCMCE) for its vital role in ensuring municipal elections are conducted democratically and through an inclusive and credible process.

The former head of the Municipal Council of Misurata, Mustafa Karwad, died on Monday of COVID-19, according to local media.