61 presidential candidates submit paperwork in Libya

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Sixty-one presidential candidates have submitted their paperworks in the race to lead Libya, ahead of yesterday's deadline.

The Country’s electoral commission which disclosed this, said Prime Minister Abdelhamid Bdelhamid Dabeiba is the latest to declare his candidacy.

Also, a former minister in the national unity government, Fathi Bashagha, who enjoys strong support in the west of the country, is another high-profile contender.

The current speaker of parliament Aguila Salah is also among favourites.

General Khalifa Haftar, who led a rebel group opposed to the UN-recognised government before agreeing to a peace deal last year, and Seif El Islam Gaddafi, son of the former Libyan leader Muammar Ghaddafi, are also seen as prominent candidates.

The military prosecutors in Libya have urged the electoral commission to halt processing General Haftar and Gaddafi's applications until they are questioned in criminal cases brought against them.

 

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