Gaddafi’s son to run for president of Libya as December elections loom
Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, son of Libya’s former ruler Moammar Gaddafi, filed paperwork today Sunday November 14th, at the registration centre in the southern town of Sebha to run for Libyan president, December 24, adding to an increasingly tense dynamic ahead of elections currently scheduled…
According to Reuters, Gaddafi is one of the most prominent – and controversial – figures expected to run for president.
However, while his name is one of the best known in Libya, and though he once played a major role in shaping policy before the 2011 NATO-backed uprising that destroyed his family’s regime, he has barely been seen for a decade.
His formal entry into an election whose rules are still contested by Libya’s squabbling factions may also cast new questions over a contest that features candidates viewed in some regions as unacceptable