Muammar Gadhafi’s son begins political run in Libya

Written by Staff Writer CNN (CNN) – Mohammed al-Gaddafi, the son of Libyan dictator Muammar Gadhafi, has announced that he is running for president of the North African country in the upcoming legislative election….

Muammar Gadhafi's son begins political run in Libya

Written by Staff Writer

CNN

(CNN) – Mohammed al-Gaddafi, the son of Libyan dictator Muammar Gadhafi, has announced that he is running for president of the North African country in the upcoming legislative election.

Gaddafi, who is currently being held at the prison of the Tripoli militia holding his father, tweeted late Wednesday that he intends to challenge current interim leader General Khalifa Haftar.

According to the Presidential Commission for General Elections, the presidential election will be held on December 10.

It will be preceded by parliamentary and municipal elections, according to the commission’s official website.

Mohammed al-Gaddafi, who was born in the summer of 1971, inherited power from his father, who was killed by rebels in 2011. He was captured in October 2011, taken to the town of Bani Walid and has been held there ever since.

Previously, he had been actively preparing himself for a presidential run since his capture and was seen attending rallies and readying himself for his candidacy.

The current conditions in Libya make it unlikely that Mohammed al-Gaddafi can actually become the president of the country.

The country has been divided since the 2011 ouster of Muammar Gadhafi, creating a power vacuum filled by armed groups, militias and individuals.

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