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Russia | The Guardian: ‘Kleptocrats’ will try to block Libya elections, says UN envoy

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Outgoing acting envoy Stephanie Williams also urges foreign powers to withdraw troops and mercenaries from country

A political class stretching across Libya’s east-west conflict lines is determined to maintain the status quo and privileged access to the coffers of the state, Stephanie Williams, the outgoing acting UN special envoy for Libya has warned.

The American diplomat likened many of them to dinosaurs, saying they were linked to pre-revolutionary forces.

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