Gaddafi’s Son seeks to run in Libya’s Presidential Election

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Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, son of former Libyan ruler, Muammar Gaddafi, reportedly submitted his application on Sunday to run in Libya’s upcoming presidential election.

It was gathered that Libya’s presidential and parliamentary elections are set to take place on Dec. 24 under an UN-sponsored agreement reached by Libyan political rivals during meetings in Tunisia on Nov. 15, 2020.

The oil-rich country’s electoral commission on November 8 opened registration for candidates in the polls despite ongoing tensions between the parliament, the High Council of State, and the unity government regarding electoral powers and laws.

Meanwhile, an ICC spokesman disclosed that an arrest warrant issued by the International Criminal Court (ICC) against Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, the son of former Libyan ruler Muammar Gaddafi, is still valid.