Ghassan Salame, UN special envoy for Libya and head of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), speaks during an interview with AFP in the Libyan capital Tripoli on September 29, 2018. / AFP / MAHMUD TURKIA
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The U.N. envoy to Libya told AFP that it will be difficult to hold elections as hoped on Dec. 10, following a new wave of fighting in the North African nation.Rival Libyan leaders agreed to a Paris-brokered deal in May to hold a nationwide poll by the end of the year.The GNA was set up under a 2015 U.N.-brokered deal that raised hopes of an easing of the chaos that followed the 2011 NATO-backed revolution which ousted Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi.The United Nations is hoping that presidential and parliamentary elections will help turn the page on years of chaos in Libya.
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