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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 .

Le Premier ministre libyen par intérim Abdelhamid Dbeibah à Tripoli le 10 avril 2021. © Mahmud Turkia / AFP Acting Libyan Prime Minister Abdelhamid Dbeibah in Tripoli on April 10, 2021.

on the eve of the closing of the submission of applications Libyan presidential election, the acting prime minister in turn declared candidate. Abdelhamid Dbeibah will have waited until the last time one week after its main competitors. After Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi or the former Marshal Khalifa Haftar, it is a controversial application of more than a month of an ever more uncertain election.

According to the electoral law in force in Libya, an application can only be accepted if the candidate has left the official functions he held three months before the ballot. Interim Prime Minister in Exercise, Abdelhamid Dbeibah would not have been a candidate according to this text.

At the Libya Conference, international leaders call for "free" elections

 At the Libya Conference, international leaders call for Thirty leaders and international representatives gathered in Paris to evoke the situation in Libya. The country is plunged into a political crisis since the fall of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011. View on Euronews © Yoan Valat / Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved This is the third time that the French President welcomes an international conference on Libya.

The motion of censorship of September 21

Video: Libya: Interim Prime Minister Dbeibah Presidential Candidate (AFP)

But the Head of Government was the subject of a motion of censorship On September 21st, voted by the Tobrouk Parliament. Although he has not left his duties since, Dbeibah intends to rely on this motion to assert his right to be a candidate for the law.

All the actors are now gathered on the starting line, with in particular to the East Khalifa Hafta former Libyan National Army, the head of the Parliament Aguila Saleh and the son of the former Saif al-Islam leader Kaddafi and West Fatih Benchaga former Minister of the Interior and therefore Abdelhamid Dbeibah.

The clashes have ceased, the tensions date back

the two camps ceased armed clashes a little over a year ago but the tensions go back to the approach of the presidential expiry . The electoral commission must further validate the applications presented to it and at the center of future debates, the modification or not of the electoral law.

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Libya: Saïf Al-Islam Gaddafi lawyers prevented from access to the Sebha .
tribunal © Khaled al-Zaidy / Handout / Reuters Saïf al-Islam Gaddafi signs his declaration of candidacy to the presidential election at the center of registration of Sebha, November 14, 2021. New incidents took place on Monday, November 29 in the Sebha Tribunal, in the south of the country. For several days, Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi, the son of the former leader, tries without success to appeal to the rejection of his candidacy for the presidential planned on December 24th.

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