Son of former Libyan leader Gaddafi runs for president

Ahram Online , Sunday 14 Nov 2021

Saif al-Islam al-Gaddafi, son of Libya's former leader Muammar al-Gaddafi, registered on Sunday as a presidential candidate for the Dec. 24 election, an official from the electoral commission said.

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Photo of Saif al-Islam Qaddafi handing out his candidacy papers for the presidential election at the High Electoral Commission center in Sabha. Libya ALahrar TV

Gaddafi is one of the most prominent figures expected to run for president - a list that also includes eastern military commander Khalifa Haftar, Prime Minister Abdulhamid al-Dbeibah and parliament speaker Aguila Saleh.

The elections, planned for 24 December, aim to help the country move on from a decade of war.

Candidates are able to submit applications at offices of the High National Electoral Commission (HNEC) in Libya’s three main cities in the country’s west, east and south until 22 November, the HNEC said Sunday.

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