Libya Prime Minister Abdel Hamid Dbeibeh intends to run for president in the upcoming elections on December 24, a senior government official told Reuters on Sunday.
Ahmed Elumami, Reuters correspondent in Libya, reported the news via Twitter today.
It is noteworthy that the U.N.-sponsored peace roadmap explicitly prohibits Dbeibeh, as leader of the transitional government, from running for public office in the elections.
#Libya-n Prime Minister Abdulhamid al-Dbeibah @Dabaibahamid intends to run for president, a senior official in the Government of National Unity (GNU) said on Sunday, with official registration for candidates opening on Monday. @Reuters
— Ahmed Elumami (@AhmedElumami) November 7, 2021
The news notably comes shortly after the High National Election Commission (HNEC) announced that the aspiring nominees for the presidential and parliamentary elections, set for December 24, can officially file for candidacy tomorrow, with a November 22 deadline set for the presidential candidacy filing.
HNEC: Candidacy filing for December elections to open tomorrow