Tuesday, November 30, 2021

98 candidates register for Libya’s presidential elections

98 candidates register for Libya’s presidential elections

Libya’s High National Election Commission (HNEC) said Tuesday that 98 candidates, including two women, had registered to run in a presidential election scheduled for December 24.

“The candidate registration platform has received the papers of 98 candidates who met the conditions,” the head of the electoral commission, Imad al-Sayeh, said a press conference in Tripoli.

Saif al-Islam Muammar Gaddafi, Khalifa Haftar and current prime minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibeh are among those who made a bid for the presidency.

After the registration closed, the HNEC will vet all the applicants and present a list of those allowed to compete in the first round of the presidential race.