Libya: Gaddafi's Son to Stand in Next Year's Presidential elections December 18, 2017
Son of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi who was deposed and killed in Libya; Saif al-Islam Gaddafi has vowed to make a come back to politics now that the country is in grave crisis.
Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, the son of the late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, plans to run
for president in the country’s upcoming 2018 elections, the family’s spokesman, Basem al-Hashimi al-Soul, has confirmed.
“Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, the son of the former Libyan president, enjoys the support of major tribes in Libya so he can run for the upcoming presidential elections due in 2018,” al-Soul told Egypt Today.
“Saif al-Islam plans to impose more security and stability in accordance with the Libyan geography and in coordination with all Libyan factions.”
Gaddafi was released from prison in June, six years after the NATO-backed uprising which ousted his father and plunged the country, which has now fallen into the hands of warring militias, into anarchy.