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US ready to help back Libya elections

Washington (AFP) – The United States is ready to help organize new elections in Libya in hopes of ushering in a more stable government, US officials said Wednesday amid growing concern at the political turmoil.

Libya’s electoral commission said Tuesday that polls will take place on June 25 to replace its disputed interim parliament, according to the LANA state news agency.

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Jones told the Stimson Center think-tank that the US and its international partners were focused on trying to foster political dialogue.

“One of the reasons that all of the programs that we and the international community have been engaged in in the three years following the revolution have failed to gain significant traction is because there are underlying disagreements and disputes within a very ununified and weak government which is in a continual battle with the General National Council,” Jones said.

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