Libyan presidency council head sees steps towards vote

Disputes over the schedule and rules for Libya's election, including over who should be allowed to run, threaten to derail a U.N.-backed peace process that is seen as the best hope in years to end a decade of chaos.

Menfi was in Paris for Friday's (November 12) international conference on Libya at which world powers agreed to consider sanctions for anybody who disrupts the election, but made no move to bring its rival factions together to agree on rules for the vote.

The vote was called through a U.N.-backed roadmap that demanded simultaneous presidential and parliamentary elections on Dec. 24. However, a law issued by parliament speaker Aguila Saleh pushed the parliamentary vote to a later date.

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