Libya’s future in balance in UN-backed leadership vote
GENEVA (AP) — Delegates from Libya’s opposing sides have kicked off a five-day U.N.-sponsored meeting outside Geneva to choose an interim prime minister and three-person presidency council. They are seeking to unite the ailing but oil-rich North African country before an election in December. The Libyan Political Dialogue Forum, including envoys from around Libya, is seeking to stabilize a country that has been mostly lawless since Moammar Gadhafi’s fall in 2011. Twenty-four candidates are running for Libya’s new three-member presidential council, while 21 candidates are running to be the interim prime minister. The U.N. is supervising the ballot for the meeting that began Monday.