August 17, 2022
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UN secretary general urges calm in Libya as protests spread

Tripoli sees biggest rallies in years on weekend of demonstrations over political deadlock and living conditions

The UN secretary general, António Guterres, has appealed for calm as street demonstrations spread across Libya in protest over power cuts and the failure to hold national elections.

Talks between the Libyan factions in Geneva convened by the UN special adviser Stephanie Williams made progress last week but without agreement on a constitution for the elections.

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