Libyan court reinstates presidential bid of Saif al-Islam al-Gaddafi

A Libyan court ruled on Thursday that the son of the late leader Muammar Gaddafi could run for president, his lawyer said, as arguments intensified over the conduct of an election aimed at ending a decade of turmoil. Saif al-Islam Gaddafi’s appeal against disqualification for the December 24 vote was delayed for days as fighters… Read More Libyan court reinstates presidential bid of Saif al-Islam al-Gaddafi

Armed men disrupt Libya presidential election appeal of Saif al-Islam al-Gaddafi

A lawyer for Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, son of Libya’s late dictator, said armed men had prevented him lodging an appeal on Thursday against his client’s disqualification from next month’s presidential election, adding to fears of turmoil around the vote. Disputes about issues including the eligibility of candidates are threatening to derail the election, set for… Read More Armed men disrupt Libya presidential election appeal of Saif al-Islam al-Gaddafi

Libyan interim PM Abdulhamid al-Dbeibah files candidacy for presidential election

Libya’s interim prime minister Abdulhamid al-Dbeibah registered as a candidate for the presidency on Sunday despite having vowed not to do so as a condition of taking his current post and despite contested election rules that may prevent him from standing. Dbeibah’s entry into a race that now features many of Libya’s main players of… Read More Libyan interim PM Abdulhamid al-Dbeibah files candidacy for presidential election

Libyan parliament speaker Aguila Saleh files candidacy for presidential election

The speaker of the eastern-based Libyan parliament, Aguila Saleh, submitted papers on Saturday to stand in presidential elections. The elections, scheduled for December 24, remain in doubt amid disputes over the rules. “I came today to the headquarters of the High Elections Commission in Benghazi to submit the required documents for the nomination to the… Read More Libyan parliament speaker Aguila Saleh files candidacy for presidential election