The Latest: Libyan rivals agree country to hold vote Dec. 10

French President Emmanuel Macron, center, holds an International Conference on Libya is held at the Elysee Palace with representatives of twenty countries, including Libya’s neighbors, regional and Western powers and international organizations and the French President Emmanuel Macron at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, Tuesday May 29, 2018. Libya’s rival leaders meet in Paris to agree on a political roadmap including elections in an effort to bring order out of Libya’s chaos, which is feeding Islamic militants, traffics of all kind and instability in the region.

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The Latest: Libyan rivals approve declaration on elections

Libya Chief of Staff, Marshall Khalifa Haftar, President of the Libyan House of Representatives in Tobruk Aguila Saleh Issa, Chairman of the Presidential Council of Libya, Fayez al-Sarraj and President of Libya High Council Khaled Mechri, from left to right, attend an International Conference on Libya at the Elysee Palace with representatives of twenty countries, including Libya’s neighbors, regional and Western powers and international organizations in Paris, France, Tuesday May 29, 2018. Libya’s rival leaders meet in Paris to agree on a political roadmap including elections in an effort to bring order out of Libya’s chaos, which is feeding Islamic militants, traffics of all kind and instability in the region.

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Paris conference seeks political roadmap for lawless Libya

A top adviser to the head of Libya’s U.N.-recognized government based in Tripoli has tweeted that the country’s rival leaders reached consensus on Tuesday at a Paris meeting to hold both parliamentary and presidential elections in battered Libya on Dec. 10. Taher El-Sonni, a senior political adviser to Prime Minister Fayez Sarraj, tweeted about the agreed-on date ahead of the closing of the brief international conference in Paris. Final decisions agreed to by four leading Libyan officials who symbolize the divisions in the North African country will be announced at the close of the conference, attended by representatives of some 20 countries and the U.N. special envoy for Libya.

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