Logistical challenges remain a serious problem, though the High National Election Commission might still have enough time to prepare. Libya is a very large country with a scattered population, particularly along its long northern coastline. The lawless southern region is even more challenging. It's home to all kinds of illegal activities, including human trafficking, smuggling and kidnapping for ransom. Even if the logistical electoral infrastructure were safely in place, it is difficult to see how the actual elections process would be secured.
Another hurdle for the elections is the election law itself. Under the current law, dual citizens are able to vote, even though dual citizenship is widely forbidden. The 2010 legislation that is still in effect annuls the Libyan citizenship of any Libyan who acquires another citizenship without government approval.
Yet the High National Election Commission has already kick-started the voter registration process.
Salame appears to believe that elections are the quickest and best way to stabilize the country he is supposed to help get back on its own feet. His original plan was based on obvious needs like stabilizing the country and making some progress on the national reconciliation process before any elections could take place. He has apparently changed tack by going straight for elections to speed up the stabilization and reconciliation processes.
Salame could be right, but holding elections under such circumstances is a big gamble.