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Gaddafi son’s presidential bid is ‘inevitable,’ insists family

Former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's son, Saif Al-Islam [NRM E-Club Nakawa/Facebook]
Former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's son, Saif Al-Islam [NRM E-Club Nakawa/Facebook]

The son of the late Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi will stand as a candidate in the presidential election expected to take place in mid-2018, a spokesman for the family has confirmed. “There is no doubt that Saif Al-Islam will run for Libya’s president,” Bassem Al-Sol insisted. “It is an inevitable move.”

The man in charge of the potential candidate’s political reform programme, Ayman Boras, will announce Gaddafi’s presidential bid, said Al-Sol. An African news agency reported earlier that Boras was set to hold a press conference in Tunisia on Monday to highlight the details of Gaddafi’s reform programme.

“Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi enjoys the support of major tribes in Libya,” Al-Sol added. Speaking at a press conference, his presentation included Gaddafi’s vision for the mechanisms to implement comprehensive national reconciliation in Libya and tackle the country’s crises.

Read: Gaddafi’s son aims for comeback in Libya

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