The talks, which were held in Libya on Friday under the auspices of the United Nations, resulted in the formation of a new interim government for the country with the aim of finding a solution to the state of chaos, violence and division in Libya.
An interim Libyan government of national unity has been chosen to replace rival administrations in the war-torn country and to supervise elections in December.
Delegates at a UN-led forum cast their votes for a three-member presidential council and a prime minister, at the end of five days of talks in Geneva.
This is a major step in the peace process, which is based on the ceasefire reached last year.
Muhammad Yunus Al-Manfi, former Libyan ambassador to Greece, will become president of the Presidency Council, while Abdel Hamid Dabaiba, a businessman from Misrata, was chosen as head of the transitional government, according to the results of the vote that was broadcast live to the participants in the political talks process.
None of the selected politicians will be allowed to participate in the elections to be held on December 24, 2021, and 30 percent of important government positions will be reserved for women.
The list, which won 39 votes to 34, also includes Abdullah Al-Lafi and Musa Al-Koni in the Presidency Council.
The losing list included the head of the East Parliament, Agila Saleh, and the Western-residing Interior Minister, Fathi Bashagha.
Stephanie Williams, the acting United Nations envoy to Libya, said that the new prime minister has 21 days to form a cabinet that has the support of various political groups.
Libya has entered a state of chaos since the end of the rule of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi in 2011 and his ouster, and the country has been divided since 2014 between two warring administrations in the West and the East, each of which supports foreign powers.
These unrest in Libya, which has one of the largest oil and gas reserves in Africa, had repercussions for the entire region, as Gaddafi’s looted arsenal supplied a diverse group of militants and groups.
This also allowed the country to become a major smuggling point for migrants seeking to reach Europe via the Mediterranean.