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Libyan factions agree on Dec 10 date for polls


Paris, 29 May (IANS/AKI) Libya's rival political forces have agreed to hold parliamentary and in the turmoil-wracked North African country on December 10, backed al-Sarraj's tweeted on Tuesday.

Libya's rival governments in the east and west have also agreed to "finalise the constitutional basis for the elections" by September 16, added the tweet from

The accords were reached during a UN-backed conference in at the Elysee - the French presidential palace - on Tuesday, according to Sonni.

Besides Sarraj, the Khalifa Haftar, the of the Tobruk parliament, Aqila Saleh, and Khalid al-Mishri, of advisory body, attended the meeting.

Representatives of Egypt, and the United Arab Emirates, which have backed Haftar and the rival administration in Tobruk in the east, are also taking part in the conference, as well UN

French Emmanuel Macron, who has been a leading figure in the global efforts to pull back from the brink of being a "failed state", hosted rival leaders to come to an agreement.

Top officials from the EU, including and representatives from the and the Arab League, were also at the meet.



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First Published: Tue, May 29 2018. 22:20 IST