Saif al-Islam Gaddafi disqualified from presidential elections

In this November 19, 2011 file photo, the late Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi’s son, Saif al-Islam, is seen held in the custody in Zintan. [Photo: Ammar El-Darwish, AP]
Saif al-Islam, has been excluded from the candidates for the Libyan presidential elections, Ean Libya Outlet reported on Wednesday.

According to the outlet, along with Gaddafi Jr., several other people were excluded from the list of candidates for the presidential elections in Libya.

According to sources to Libyan Express, the Libyan attorney general didn’t approve documents of four candidates running for president “for legal issues.” Four individuals, including Saif al-Islam, do not meet the conditions for the nominating candidates.

Presidential elections in Libya are set to be held on December 24.

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