Macron hosts Paris conference on upcoming Libya elections

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French President Emmanuel Macron will host on Friday an international conference aimed at ensuring Libya sticks to a plan to hold elections in December and turn a new page in its history, a decade after the overthrow of dictator Muammar Muhammad al-Gaddafi. The hydrocarbon-rich North African country has been mired in civil war since the killing of Gaddafi in a 2011 uprising, with the bloodshed drawing in competing Libya factions and Islamist groups, as well as regional powers. Boththe presidential vote on December 24 and the legislative elections are the centrepiece of a UN plan to help restor…

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