Libya’s presidential election, which was supposed to provide the country with legal and legitimate leadership, was announced many times and then postponed until the end of the year. Whether this electoral event takes place as scheduled or is postponed, it remains crucial for Libya’s future and constitutes a major geopolitical stake in the eyes of international powers.
In 2018, France put all its weight behind holding elections before the end of the year. However, clashes between militias in the capital dashed President Emmanuel Macron’s hopes, while the indefinite postponement of the election served as a pretext for Khalifa Haftar’s offensive on Tripoli in April 2019.
Nearly three years and a new civil war later, it’s the same old story, except that the landscape has changed considerably, as foreign fighters have arrived en-masse, while Turkey and Russia have become increasingly
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