Williams: There's a need for managing oil revenues to decrease desire for power rivalry in Libya

Williams: There's a need for managing oil revenues to decrease desire for power rivalry in Libya

June 27, 2022 - 20:59
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The UN Advisor on Libya, Stephanie Williams, said there should be a temporary mechanism for managing Libyan oil revenues to decrease the desire for executive authority rivalry, saying this should happen through a clear path to elections under firm oversight.

Williams told Sky News Arabia TV channel on Sunday that as long as oil revenues aren't under management, power rivalry in Libya could go for the next forty years, saying that elections are very important at this stage.

She said the rivalry is there because of the absence of a clear path toward elections because political leaders and members of some institutions had used the absence of a constitutional framework to say they can't hold the vote.

“We are working on a constitutional framework to be in effect before moving to elections and this was part of the original plan of the roadmap of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum. Ignoring this plan was a mistake and we're trying to go back to this plan.” Williams added.

Williams said she had been working with the international community, economic working committee and Berlin track to find a temporary financial mechanism to manage oil revenues, saying that the question about when elections are to be held amid the ongoing issues can be answered bu the three million Libyan registered voters.