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2014 Libyan local elections Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2014_Libyan_local_elections

Local elections were held in Libya in 2014.[1]

Background[edit]

The Libyan Central Commission of Municipal Council Elections, headed by Salem Bentahia as of March 2019, is responsible for elections for the 120 local councils that were created in 2013.[2]

Election[edit]

The 2014 municipal elections were held at a cost of 65,000,000 Libyan dinars and were generally perceived as democratic.[1] The councils resulting from the 2014 elections were seen by Libyans, as of 2018, as "the most trustworthy and legitimate elected bodies" in Libya.[1]

2016 removal of elected mayors[edit]

In late 2016, Major-General Abdul Razzaq Al-Nazhuri of the Libyan National Army (LNA) replaced several of the elected municipal mayors in eastern Libya with unelected people, mostly military.[1][3] Altogether the LNA replaced nine elected councils, out of 27 in its area of control, with military administrators.[4]

2018 delayed elections[edit]

In Zawiya, Bani Walid and Dirj, the local elections that were supposed to have been held in 2014 were held in 2018. The Bani Walid elections in 2014 had failed for "security reasons".[1][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Talbot, Frank; Denehy, David (2018-12-13). "Is it time for municipal elections in Libya?". Institute for International Political Studies. Archived from the original on 2019-04-20. Retrieved 2019-04-21.
  2. ^ "Libya holds municipal elections in first vote for five years". Middle East Monitor. 2019-03-31. Archived from the original on 2019-03-31. Retrieved 2019-04-20.
  3. ^ "Serraj condemns eastern suppression of elected mayors". Libya Herald. 2016-10-03. Archived from the original on 2019-04-20. Retrieved 2019-04-20.
  4. ^ "Project Document – Libya – Local Elections" (PDF). United Nations Development Programme. 2019-02-04. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2020-01-06. Retrieved 2019-05-01.
  5. ^ Assad, Abdulkader (2018-09-16). "Libya's Bani Walid and Darj elect municipal council". The Libya Observer. Archived from the original on 2019-04-20. Retrieved 2019-04-21.