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Key Libya Commander Announces Candidacy for President

Tuesday, 16 November 2021 04:01 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Libya’s powerful commander, Khalifa Hifter, filed Tuesday as a candidate in the country’s presidential elections next month.

Hifter submitted his candidacy papers Tuesday in the eastern city of Benghazi and announced the move in a video.

He commands the self-styled Libyan Arab Armed Forces but delegated his military duties in September to his chief of staff, Abdel-Razek al-Nadhouri, for three months, to meet candidacy terms.

Hifter’s announcement comes after Seif al-Islam Gadhafi, the son and one-time heir apparent of the late dictator Moammar Gadhafi, submitted candidacy papers Sunday in the southern town of Sabha. Seif al-Islam, who is wanted by the International Criminal Court on charges of crimes against humanity, has spent years largely in hiding.

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Libya's powerful commander, Khalifa Hifter, filed Tuesday as a candidate in the country's presidential elections next month.Hifter submitted his candidacy papers Tuesday in the eastern city of Benghazi and announced the move in a video.He commands the self-styled Libyan...
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Tuesday, 16 November 2021 04:01 AM
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