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Saif al-Islam al-Gaddafi, son of Libya’s former leader Muammar al-Gaddafi, registers as a presidential candidate for the Dec 24 election, at the registration centre in the southern town of Sebha, Libya November 14, 2020.

Son of former Libyan ruler Gaddafi runs for president

TRIPOLI (China Daily) -- Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, son of the late ruler of Libya Muammar Gaddafi, on Sunday officially submitted candidacy documents for the upcoming presidential election, said the High National Elections Commission (HNEC).
“Today, Sunday, November 14, 2021, candidate Saif al-Islam Muammar Gaddafi submitted his candidacy for the presidency of the Libyan state,” the commission said in a statement.
“Candidate Saif al-Islam Gaddafi also received his electoral card from the electoral centreĀ  in which he is registered,” said the statement, adding that the centreĀ  number is 21021 in south Libya’s Sebha city.
Saif al-Islam Gaddafi was released from prison in 2017 after being detained in the western city of Zintan since the fall of his father’s regime in 2011.
Libya is expecting to hold general elections on Dec 24 this year, as part of a roadmap adopted by the UN-sponsored Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF).

(Latest Update November 16, 2021)

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