In Libya, Muhammed Menfi was elected as the President of the temporary administration and Abdulhamid Dibeybe was elected as the Prime Minister. Two names well known for its proximity to Turkey.

As a result of the voting of the members of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LSDF) convened in Switzerland under the leadership of the United Nations (UN), the provisional executive authority was determined to govern Libya until the elections scheduled for 24 December 2021.

As a result of the voting attended by 74 members representing different segments and geographical regions of Libya, Muhammed Menfi was elected as the Chairman of the Presidential Council and Abdulhamid Dibeybe as the Prime Minister.

Speaking before the vote, Stephanie Williams, Representative of the UN Libya Support Mission (UNSMIL), said that the candidates of the new executive authority, who will serve in the transition period, pledged to lead the country to the elections on 24 December.

In the voting made according to the list method, the list, which includes Menfi and Dibeybe, as well as Musa al-Koni and Abdullah al-Lafi as the deputies of the Presidential Council, won the votes of 39 of the 74 members.

The other list, consisting of Akile Salih, Fethi Başağa, Osama Cuveyli and Abdulmecid Seyfunnasr, remained with 34 votes. One of the LSDF members did not vote.

According to the list method determined by LSDF, 60 percent of the votes were required to win in the first round of the four charts. However, in the first round, none of the lists were able to catch this vote, so the two highest rated lists were left to the second round. In the second round, the absolute majority was deemed sufficient to win the election.

Chairman of the Presidential Council, Muhammed el-Menfi
Muhammed el-Menfi, who participated in the elections to represent the east of Libya and was elected as the president of the interim administration, was born in Tobruk.

Having completed his master's degree in Mechanical Engineering at Le Havre University in 2007 and his doctorate in 2011, Menfi was a member of the Libyan National Congress, the legislative body established after the revolution. Menfi's membership in Libya State Supreme Council, which was established in Libya after 2015, continues.

He was deported from Greece for making statements against Turkey
Mohammed al-Menfi served as Libya's Ambassador to Greece between December 2018-December 2019. He requested Menfi to make statements against the memorandum of understanding concerning the delimitation of maritime jurisdiction signed on November 27, 2019 between Libya and Turkey, according to media reports on the deportation by Greece for refusing that request was on the agenda.

Prime Minister Abdulhamid Dibeybe

Dibeybe, who was born in 1958 in the city of Misrata, which is considered to be the castle of the revolution in Libya, is considered an influential businessman in the country.

It is reported that Dibeybe receives the support of tribes in the west of the country and is close to the Libyan Chief Mufti.

Dibeybe, who has been the president of Libya Investment and Development Holding Company (LIDCO), which is defined as the largest construction company in Libya, since 2006, is also the president of Libya's leading football club Etihad.

It is stated that Dibeybe completed his undergraduate and graduate education in the field of engineering in Canada and his children are also Canadian citizens.

Presidential Council members

Libyan politician and diplomat Musa al-Koni, who was elected to the Presidential Council to represent the Fezzan region in the south, is recognized as one of the leaders of Libya's Tuareg tribe.

Koni, who spent his childhood and youth in the cities of Ubari, Sebha and then lived in the capital Tripoli, served as the Libyan Consul General in Mali from 2005 until the 2011 civil war.

During his tenure in Mali, he resigned after the Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi asked him to meet with the Tuareg tribes and arm the Tuaregs against the popular revolution that aimed to overthrow the regime.

Koni, who became a member of the House of Representatives following the Libyan revolution in 2014, was elected to the Presidential Council in 2016.

Koni has served as the Southern Region Representative and Vice-President of the Presidential Council of the Libyan Government of National Consensus since 2016, and resigned from the Council on January 2, 2017, on the grounds that the Presidential Council failed to meet the Libyans' expectations.

Presidential Council Member Abdullah Hüseyin al-Lafi took part in the Council representing the city of Zaviye in the west of the country.

It is stated that Lafi is a member of the Libyan House of Representatives Economy, Trade and Investment Committee.

UN initiative LSDF to lead Libya to elections

UNSMIL Representative and UN Secretary General Libya Deputy Special Representative Stephanie Williams is leading the sessions of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum, which was conducted by 75 people (one died) elected by UNSMIL to represent different parts and geographical regions of Libya.

One of LSDF's most important goals was to take the country to the Presidential and Parliamentary elections for a political solution to the Libyan crisis, and to ensure that a new administration is elected in the country with the votes of the Libyans.