Inside the UN Talks: Implications for Libya’s Transition

UN envoy Bernardino Leon recently claimed that the participants in the UN-facilitated dialogue process had produced a draft ”which looks like something very close to a final agreement.” Leon also claimed that “80% of the text in the draft is… something that the parties can agree [on].” However, Leon’s statements should be viewed in light of his tendency to oversell the talks and give an overly sunny assessment of how they are progressing. Notably, Horizon diplomatic and Libyan contacts offered a far less optimistic view.

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