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Libya could hold elections next spring - Italy's foreign min

Libya could hold elections next spring - Italy's foreign min
FILE PHOTO: Italian Foreign Minister Enzo Moavero Milanesi meets with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry (not pictured) in Cairo, Egypt August 5, 2018. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany   -   Copyright  Mohamed Abd El Ghany(Reuters)
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ROME (Reuters) – Libya could hold elections next spring, Italian Foreign Affairs Minister Enzo Moavero said on Wednesday, after Italy hosted a two-day conference in Palermo to try to stabilise the troubled North African country.

Libya’s two main rival leaders met for the first time in more than five months in Sicily on Tuesday and its prime minister endorsed a United Nations plan for an election next year.

A previous U.N plan for elections next month was shelved last week.

(Reporting by Giselda Vagnoni; Editing by Andrew Heavens)

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