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Canada: Libya: The presidential election is approaching and exacerbating the political divisions

Libya: beginning of the filing of applications for presidential and parliamentary elections

 Libya: beginning of the filing of applications for presidential and parliamentary elections © Mahmud Turkia AFP / file Voting operations in Tripoli, Libya, January 2021. The Libyan High Electoral Commission (HNC) stated that candidates for the presidential election will have until November 22 to apply. This period extends until December 17 for parliamentarians. "It's the real beginning of the electoral process," said Imad Al-Sayeh, the HNEC director. Nearly three million Libyans, on seven million inhabitants, registered to vote.

Le maréchal Khalifa Haftar (à gauche), Saïf al-Islam Kadhafi (au centre) et Fathi Bashagha (à droite). © AFP & Reuters, RFI Mounting Marshal Khalifa Hathaf (left), Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi (center) and Fathi Bashagha (right).

to a month and a half of the presidential election, Libya has seven declared candidates. The most noticed and controversial candidatures are obviously those of Saif Al-Islam, son of former leader Muammar Gaddafi, and that of Khalifa Hatar, the strong man of the east of the country, who was at the head of the self-proclaimed National Libyan army. The election campaign is well launched.

This beginning of the week has been rich in twists for Libyans. Among the first wave of presidential election candidates, the most noticed was Fathi Bachagha, the former Minister of the Interior of the Government of National Union. But the last to be "out of the wood" have been able to talk about them.

Libya: An international conference meets in Paris to save the political process

 Libya: An international conference meets in Paris to save the political process © supplied by the Parisian the Parisian ten years after the fall of the regime of Gaddafi, can the international community sucker Libya? A conference is held this Friday in Paris, the third after those of 2017 and 2018 .


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The ex-Marshal Hatar declared itself candidate Tuesday, November 16, and it was a surprise for anyone. A few months ago, he asked for a derogation from the President of Parliament, Aaguila Saleh, authorizing him to temporarily leave the command of the army.

The announcement of candidacy of Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi , Sunday, November 14, stole the star to Khalifa Haftar. The case of the son of former Muammar Kadhafi leader is complicated. Sentenced to death by Libyan justice for his repressive role in the 2011 revolution, he is also sought after by the International Criminal Court for the same reasons.

But the country wonders about future nominations or no two heavyweights from the Libyan political scene: the current head of the interim government, Abdel Hamid Dbeibah, and the President of the Presidential Council, Mohammed Menfi. The candidates declared and those supposed to have it maintain strong rivalries. They embody political instances that oppose or who do not recognize each other between them.

O’Toole spent $1 million in party funds on election studio: sources .
O’Toole appointed chair of Conservative Fund was “aware” of the seven-figure expenses for the downtown Ottawa broadcast studio, party says. Erin O’Toole’s team spent more than $1 million in party funds to set up and run their downtown Ottawa election studio, multiple sources tell Global News.

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