The UN on 30 October approved the appointment of Germany’s Martin Kobler to replace Spain’s Bernardino Leon as Special Representative in Libya. Mr Kobler formerly headed the UN mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Mr Leon's year as UN Special Representative to Libya failed to deliver an agreement on the formation of a government of national unity. Following several months of negotiations, Mr Leon announced on 8 October the names of candidates for posts in the unity government. Fayez Sarraj, a member of the unofficial parliament in Tripoli, was lined up as PM. (CONTINUED - 205 WORDS)