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Libya Electoral Commission Rejects Gaddafi’s son Presidential Bid

Said al-Islam Gaddafi

The Electoral Commission of Libya has rejected the son of late President Muammar Gaddafi, Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, as a Presidential candidate.

According to the Commission on Wednesday evening, November 24, 2021, Saif al-Islam Gaddafi was ineligible to contest as Presidential Candidate.

Saif al-Islam Gaddafi is considered one of the major candidates in the December 2021 Presidential election .

He was one of 25 candidates the commission disqualified in its initial decision.

Local media reports monitored by African Entertainment say the Commission’s decision was pending an appeals process that might be decided by Libya’s judiciary.

In all, about 98 Libyan registered to contest the Presidential race.

Said al-Islam, who was jailed after the overthrow and murder of his father in 2011, has already registered to contest the December 24, 2021 presidential elections.

Pictures shared on social media and on a number of Libyan mainstream media outlets showed Said al-Islam registering the polls.

The December elections has already been postponed twice in 2018 and 2019.

It remains unclear whether Said al-Islam Gaddafi will be allowed to contest, local media reports say.

Reports indicate that the rest of the candidates include military officer Khalifa Haftar, current Prime Minister Abdul Hamid al-Dbeibah and parliament speaker Aguila Saleh.


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