UN envoy for Libya resigns weeks before key vote: diplomats

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The UN special envoy for Libya, Jan Kubis of Slovakia, has quit less than a year after taking on the role, diplomatic sources at the United Nations said Tuesday. “Kubis has resigned,” a diplomat told AFP on condition of anonymity, with several other diplomatic sources confirming the surprise development. No official reason was given for the resignation, which comes one month before key presidential elections are to be held in Libya. One diplomatic source suggested he may “feel he doesn’t have enough support”. The UN Security Council recently split over whether to reconfigure the leadership of …

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