Libya .. Starting to consider the appeal of Gaddafi’s son after his candidacy for the presidency was rejected and local and international efforts to make the upcoming elections a success

Today, Sunday, Libya began the session devoted to considering the appeal submitted by Saif Al-Islam, son of the late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, after excluding his candidacy for the presidency, while the Libyan Presidential Council talked about the efforts it is making to ensure the success of the upcoming elections.

And last Wednesday, the Libyan Electoral Commission announced a “primary list” of 73 candidates for the presidential elections scheduled for December 24, in addition to another list of 25 excluded, including Saif al-Islam Gaddafi.

Anadolu Agency quoted a Libyan security source as saying today, Sunday, that the appeal was submitted by Khaled Al-Zaidi, Gaddafi’s lawyer, and he is now in the Sebha Appeals Court (south).

The source – preferring not to be named – indicated that the court is secured by the Tariq bin Ziyad Brigade of the forces of retired Major General Khalifa Haftar.

Last Friday, the United Nations Support Mission in Libya condemned an attack on the Sabha court last Thursday, as an armed group affiliated with Haftar’s forces stormed the court during an attempt by Saif al-Islam Gaddafi’s lawyer to file an appeal against the exclusion of his client.

Libyans hope that the upcoming elections will contribute to ending the armed conflict that has plagued the oil-rich country. With the support of Arab and Western countries, mercenaries and foreign fighters, Haftar’s militia fought for years against the former internationally recognized Government of National Accord.

The success of the benefits

Today, Sunday, the head of the Libyan Presidential Council, Muhammad al-Manfi, said that the council is working hard for the success of the upcoming elections. Presidential and legislative simultaneous, by realizing all the necessary guarantees so that it is free and fair, and its results reflect the will of the people.

The exile’s statements came during his meeting today in Tripoli, the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General of the United Nations and the resigned head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya, Jan Kubis, according to a statement by the Media Office of the Presidential Council.

According to the statement, the two sides discussed the latest political developments in Libya, especially preparations for the upcoming elections.

The statement added that Kubis renewed the United Nations’ support for holding the presidential and parliamentary elections on schedule, stressing that the international community is looking forward to this important event, which will bring the Libyans to the stage of stability and peace.

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