AA / Tripoli, Libya
Libya’s election commission on Monday denied reports of rejecting the candidacy of Seif al-Islam Gaddafi, son of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.
Commission spokesman Khaled al-Mennai told Anadolu Agency that the election commission’s official website and social media accounts were the targets of “cyber attacks”.
He clarified that websites that published articles relating to the rejection of Seif al-Islam Gaddafi’s candidacy soon pulled them back.
“There was no decision (taken by the commission) regarding the candidacy of Seif al-Islam,” Al-Mennai said.
Seif al-Islam submitted his candidacy for Libya’s next presidential election on Sunday.
Libya’s presidential and parliamentary elections are scheduled for December 24, according to an agreement reached under the auspices of the United Nations by Libya’s political rivals in meetings held in Tunisia on November 15, 2020.
On 8 November, the country’s election commission officially opened the process of submitting candidates for election, despite persistent tensions between the parliament, the High Council of State and the government of national unity over electoral laws.
The people of Libya are hopeful that the next elections will help end the armed conflict that has ravaged the country for years.
*Translated from English by Mourad Belhajo
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