Delegates will have until Friday to choose a new Prime Minister and Presidential Council.

The 75 Libyan delegates will choose from a list of 45 candidates, with key political leaders from both Eastern and the Western authorities, that have fought for power for years, but also from the South of the country.

The move would help lead the transition in the conflict-ridden country as many hope to see elections in December 2021.

Since November 2020, a dialogue has been held in neighbouring Tunisia to try to end bloodshed that followed the fall of Libyan strongman Muammar Gaddafii in 2011.