TRIPOLI: The United Nations unveiled Tuesday a six-point proposal aimed at ending the violence plaguing Libya by establishing a transitional government to rule until a new constitution is adopted and elections held.
Envoy Bernardino Leon, who has been shepherding peace talks between Libya’s rival parliaments, presented what the UN mission (UNSMIL) described as the “basis from which the parties can work” toward a solution.
The six-point proposal was delivered at meetings in Tripoli and Tobruk, where the rival parliaments are based.
UNSMIL said Libya risks “widespread confrontation and deeper division in which terrorism and its expansion will become a serious threat to the country and the region.”
It “cannot afford to wait any longer before there is a settlement that could restore security and stability and end the suffering of the people.”
The proposals speak of a unity government headed by a president and a presidential council of independent figures, along with a parliament representative of all Libyans and a high state council.
A constitutional drafting committee, a national security council and a municipalities council would also be created.