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Son of former Libyan ruler Gaddafi runs for president

TRIPOLI (Reuters) -The son of late Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi appeared for nearly the first time in a decade on Sunday to register as a presidential candidate for a December vote planned to help end the years of chaos since his father was toppled. Saif al-Islam al-Gaddafi, 49, appeared in an electoral commission video in traditional brown robe and turban, and with a grey beard and glasses, signing documents at the election centre in the southern town of Sebha. Gaddafi is one of the most prominent – and controversial – figures expected to run for president, a list that https://www.reuters.com/world/africa/libya-register-election-candidates-monday-2021-11-07 also includes eastern military commander Khalifa Haftar, Prime Minister Abdulhamid al-Dbeibah and parliament speaker Aguila Saleh.

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