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Canada Libya: Seif al-Islam, the son of dictator Mouammar Gaddafi, surprise candidate to Presidential

20:25  14 november  2021
20:25  14 november  2021 Source:   francetvinfo.fr

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Seif al-Islam Gaddafi is sought after by the International Criminal Court for "Crimes against Humanity", but that does not did not prevent himself from introducing himself. The presidential election of December 24 and the legislative election provided for a month later are supposed to turn the page of a decade of chaos since the fall of the dictator.


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The son of the ex-dictator Libyen Mouammar Kadhafi , Seif al-Islam, submitted Sunday, November 14 his candidacy for the presidential planned at the end of December. While it is sought by the International Criminal Court for "crimes against humanity" and ignored where it was in recent years, the 49-year-old man came to the antenna of the Electoral Commission (HNEC) in Sebha, according to images relayed by the local media.

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It completed "all the legal conditions required by Law No. 1 on the election of the Head of State," HNEC announced in a statement. He has also been issued his voter card.

  Libye : Seif Al-Islam, le fils du dictateur Mouammar Kadhafi, candidat surprise à la présidentielle © Provided by FranceInfo

Tensions As the

votes approach at the end of July, Seif al-Islam had mentioned during an interview at the New York Times its possible back on the political scene. Combining a laborious political process sponsored by the United Nations, the presidential election of 24 December and the legislative election provided for a month later are supposed to turn the page of a decade of chaos since the fall of the regime of Muammar Kadhafi , killed In 2011 during a popular revolt. The polls nevertheless remain very uncertain on the background of recovery of tensions between rival camps, installed in the west and in the East, as the deadline approach.

Presidential in Libya: 98 candidates, of whom only two women, declared themselves .
© Abdullah Doma / AFP Khalifa Hatar, candidate for the presidential election in Libya, at a press conference in Benghazi on November 16, 2021. Libya will proceed in December to a presidential election that is supposed to turn the page of a decade of chaos. In the aftermath of the deadline for the submission of applications, Tuesday, November 23, the High Electoral Commission announced that it had received 98 applications.

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