This policy outlook investigates the challenges faced by Libya’s national unity government, which has several difficult tasks ahead of the December elections.
After seven years of division and fighting, Libya now has a unified government. This represents a significant development to support efforts towards a political settlement. However, the newly confirmed Government of National Unity (GNU) will face many obstacles dealing with its most pressing challenges. These include preparing the country for elections, establishing its authority across the country, providing for the delivery of public services, restoring security, unifying the state’s key institutions and forcing foreign fighters out of the country.Download the Policy Outlook