South Asia and Beyond

Libya’s Upper House Wants To Delay Elections

Libya’s presidential election on Dec. 24 remains a point of contention. The UN mission in Tripoli wants the election to go ahead as planned, warning of “further conflict” if it was delayed. But the Libyan Senate (High Council of State) wants it put off by two months. It says holding the election “without any formal constitutional or legal rules, amid tension, mistrust among (Libyan) actors and foreign interference, could destroy the entire political process.”