Seif al-Islam, son of ousted Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, presented his official candidacy for the presidential election scheduled for December on Sunday, according to the electoral commission organizing a double ballot, crucial to pull Libya out of chaos.

The presidential election will take place on December 24, a month before the legislative elections, representing the culmination of a laborious political process supported by the UN.

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Seif al-Islam Gaddafi "submitted the documents of his candidacy to the HNEC office in Sebha (south), thus completing all the legal conditions required by Law No. 1 relating to the election of the Head of State, adopted by Parliament, ”the committee added in a statement on Facebook. The youngest son of the former dictator, aged 49, was at the same time given his voter card as the HNEC opened the submission of candidacies on Monday.

At the end of July, he had already announced his intention to appear in an interview with the New York Times when he has been wanted since 2011 by the International Criminal Court for “crimes against humanity”.

The Zenten armed group had captured him in November 2011 in north-western Libya, sentencing him to death in a speedy trial, before refusing to hand him over and then release him in 2017. His trace was then lost. .

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