How will Bathily’s resignation impact Libya’s political process?

This article looks at what SRSG Abdoulaye Bathily’s resignation means for Libya and how this will impact the country’s political process as well as the UN’s role going forward.

After eighteen months at the helm of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), Special Representative to the Secretary-General Abdoulaye Bathily left his position citing his frustration over the situation deteriorating as the main cause. Albeit sudden, this announcement is not surprising and further raises concerns about the dire situation facing Libya, with no end in sight in the country’s political crisis.

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