Less than 6 months before the next presidential and legislative elections in Libya, Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, the son of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, has announced his candidacy.
The announcement was made through one of his relatives from Tunis, where a press conference was organized for the occasion. Since his release in June 2017, Saif al-Islam Gaddafi has always expressed his desire to become the president of Libya.
Even though he himself has not spoken for the moment, his electoral program has been unveiled. It comes down to two points: dialogue and national reconciliation. Saif al-Islam says it will welcome “open arms” all those who want to work for the good of Libya locally, regionally or internationally, learned from our colleagues RFI.
While the pro-Gaddafi candidates had largely boycotted the 2012 and 2014 elections, the candidacy of Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, who already enjoys popularity in Libya and even on the continent, will no doubt restore confidence to the electorate. the former Libyan guide.
According to several observers, the high number of entries on the lists for this year’s elections suggests a strong participation from them.