Jan Kubis, the UN Special Envoy to Libya, resigns less than a year after his appointment in January.
Kubis, who left his post one month before the December 24 elections, did not give any reason as to the reason for his resignation. It is thought that Kubis resigned on the grounds that he did not receive the necessary support in Libya.
UN Spokesperson Stephane Dujarric confirmed Jan Kubis’ resignation in a statement on Tuesday and announced that he regretfully accepted his resignation.
Dujarric announced that they will make an appropriate change as soon as possible, taking into account the UN’s election calendar, in order not to disrupt the process and to ensure continuity. U
N Spokesperson Dujarric said that Kubis will give a briefing on Libya to the UN Security Council on Wednesday.
Libya is preparing for elections on December 24. After the announcement that many candidates from different regions would enter the election race with the controversial election law, eyes were turned to the High National Election Commission (HNEC) as of November 22.