The Libyan Ceasefire: Is 2021 Finally the Year for Elections?

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On 23 October 2020, following months of fighting, Libya’s factions signed a permanent ceasefire agreement that was heralded by the UN as a “historic achievement”. This was accompanied by a November meeting of the Joint Military Commission, a group of representatives from both the GNA and LNA, in Ghadames that determined a set of recommendations aimed at implementing the ceasefire deal. The principal requests were the removal of foreign fighters, a freeze on training by foreign groups, a general withdrawal of armed groups from the front lines, as well as several general requests such as prisoner exchange.

 

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