Do the upcoming Libyan elections represent a new era for the country?
After a decade of civil wars, unrest and political upheavals, Libyans head to the polls to decide who will be their leader.
After more than a decade of civil war as well as widespread violence, corruption and political upheavals, Libya might finally be entering a new era. On December 24th, Libyans will vote in the country’s first ever presidential elections.
However, a series of shortcomings threaten to mar the electoral process. Although the United Nations along with the international community is firmly committed to seeing these elections through, many have grown skeptical over the viability of the election timeline.
Emadeddin Badi Nonresident Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council
Benjamin Fishman Senior Fellow, Washington Institute for Near East Policy
Mary Fitzgerald Non-resident Scholar, Middle East Institute
Roberta Maggi Junior Project Officer, Middle East & North Africa Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance (DCAF)
Karim Mezran Resident Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council