UN WELCOMES MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS IN LIBYA

TRIPOLI, UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) welcomed the municipal council elections in Libya, describing them as "important step for Libya's democratic practice."

"UNSMIL welcomes the holding of the Bani Walid and Derj municipal council elections. The Central Committee for Municipal Council Elections deserves applause for conducting these elections under major constraints," the Mission said in a statement.

"Local elections are an important step for Libya's democratic practice," the statement said.

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Libya on Saturday revealed that Germany will provide 2 million euros (2.33 million U.S. dollars) to Libyan election programs between 2018 and 2020, as Libya's Central Committee for Municipal Elections (CCMCE) announced the start of the municipal elections in the cities of Bani Walid and Derj in southwestern Libya.

Libya has more than 100 municipalities representing different cities and regions of the country.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK