World Libya's elections commission to open registration for candidates in Nov, commission head says
Ship Captain Convicted in Italy for Returning 101 Rescued Migrants to Libya
As Libya is not considered a safe port by the U.N. refugee agency or the European Union, the captain was convicted on abandonment-related charges.Libya is not considered a safe port by the U.N. refugee agency and the European Union, so forcing refugees to return there, especially unaccompanied minors, is a possible violation of their right to protection and to seek asylum, the Associated Press reported.
TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Registration for candidates in Libya's presidential and parliamentary elections should open as of the first half of November, Emad al-Sayah, the head of the High National Elections Commission, said on Sunday.
The registration process should open in mid-November when technical and logistical preparations are completed, al-Sayah added.
Wrangling over the constitutional basis for elections, the rules governing the vote and questions over its credibility have threatened to unravel the country's peace process over the last months.
The Commission is tasked with organising general elections on Dec. 24 in accordance with Libya's political roadmap agreed by the U.N.-supervised Libyan Political Dialogue Forum.
(Reporting by Ahmed Elumami; Writing by Daniel Moshashai; Editing by Hugh Lawson)
North Macedonia PM Zaev announces resignation .
SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — Prime Minister Zoran Zaev announced his resignation late Sunday following the heavy defeat of his governing Social Democratic Union in North Macedonia's local elections. “The responsibility for this outcome is mine and I’m resigning as prime minister and as leader of the Social Democratic Union,” Zaev said at a news conference at party headquarters. Zaev came out against early national elections. Instead, he will support a Social Democrat-led government under a new leader.