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Haftar forces say ready to secure Libya 2018 election

Libyan strongman General Khalifa Haftar
Libyan strongman General Khalifa Haftar

Forces of Libyan strongman General Khalifa Haftar said yesterday that they are prepared to secure any electoral process in Libya.

The forces said they are securing the process by protecting polling stations in their areas of control.

The Information Office of the General Command of the Libyan Armed Forces, which are affiliated with Haftar, said in a statement posted on Facebook that the forces have national and constitutional responsibility to protect the democratic process and peaceful transfer of power in Libya.

On 21 September 2017, the UN envoy to Libya, Ghassan Salameh, proposed a work plan which included holding elections by the end of 2018.

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