Gaddafi’s Son Supports Libya Presidential Vote as Soon as Possible – Report


Weeks earlier, Saif Islam Gaddafi’s team sent a letter to the Russian president and a top foreign policy official asking them to support the established road map for Libyan reconciliation and all citizens’ involvement in the settlement process. However the letter didn’t specify candidates that intend to run for the presidency.

Saif Islam Gaddafi, the son of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, who was toppled as a result of NATO’s involvement in the country’s domestic crisis in 2011, backs holding a presidential vote in the state as soon as possible, “as any delay creates more problems”, his representative stated responding with criticism to a UN envoy’s proposal to set up elections only by the end of 2019, Bloomberg reported.

“The only solution is elections: if you maintain the current political situation that is not in the Libyan people’s interests”, Saif Islam’s aide was quoted by the edition as saying.

Although a recent summit on internal Libyan policies, hosted by Italy this past autumn, set a target of holding elections in the first half of 2019, the UN ambassador to Libya Ghassan Salame remarked later that the presidential election may not happen any time soon as it is necessary to hold parliamentary elections first and then a referendum on the constitution, which should precede the much-anticipated presidential vote.

Late last year, Saif Islam Gaddafi sent a letter…

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