Access the latest Triton Scout Maritime Security Threat Assessment for the week commencing Monday 13th December. 

Earlier this week the Libyan High State Council called for the December 24th presidential election to be delayed until February in order to clarify the rules and procedures that will govern the electoral process. Whilst the High State Council is not a universally accepted political body, the delaying of the presidential elections appears increasingly more likely. With only a fortnight until the scheduled election, the overseeing body has not released the list of candidates as planned due to legal doubts regarding the validity of several candidates. There are several claims that various highly divisive candidates have been bribing judicial officers sparking fears that if the election is conducted with disputed candidates, the outcome of the election could be unrecognised. Nevertheless, the delaying of the highly anticipated election could place the tenuous peace in Libya at jeopardy as heightened tensions lead to further protests and clashes.

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