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© Mahmud Turkia / AFP Saïf al-Islam Gaddafi, April 27, 2014.
It is an application that leaves indifferent Neither Libyans nor the international community. The son of the former dictator Mouammar Gaddafi can finally appear in the presidential election, scheduled for December 24 in Libya.
Saïf al-Islam had first seen his file rejected by the High Electoral Commission, since it is necessary to have a virgin judicial record. The son of the former dictator was sentenced to death in 2011 for repressing the revolt against the regime of his father, but he then benefited from an amnesty.
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After having seen his rejected file, Saif al-Islam had appealed and his candidacy was finally validated Thursday, December 2nd.
Joint by RFI, Hasni Abidi, Director of the Center for Studies and Research on the Arab and Mediterranean World, considers that the son Khadafi is a "serious candidate".
"It has its chances to the extent that Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi first benefited from a fairly important support for several tribes: its own tribe, but also the very important tribe, based in the east, of his mother .
"Saïf al-Islam has always maintained significant relationships with some of the military officers who have joined Marshal Hatar and others who have remained behind. It is still a moderate man, the man of the opening of the Gaddafi regime and, last, also benefits from international support. "
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" Russia has never hidden, in any case, his wish to see Saïf al-Islam play an important role. He has very important supports also on the Egyptian side! The Egyptians sent several emissaries to also negotiate with Saïf al-Islam.
"This is an additional element of discord within Libyan society that will complicate both the task, of course, favorite candidates, like Hatar and as the former Minister of the Interior. It will limit the electoral reservoir and it will also interfere with some neighboring states, some Western powers that do not have an interest in what the slaughterhouse of the Libyan regime is brought to power. "
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Celebrity news has put an ancient Libyan city back on the cultural map. Last week, Peter Jackson, famed director of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, released the three-part miniseries Get Back on Disney+. The six-hour film is based on seen and unseen footage from the making of the 1970 movie Let it Be. The original was filmed in the aftermath of the band’s decision to stop touring in order to focus on recording music in the studio. While recording what would become their last album in 1969, the Beatles did a final one-off show on the roof of Apple Corps headquarters in London.