Saif Gaddafi criticizes UN’s delay of elections

Saif al-Islam, the son of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, gestures as he talks to reporters in Tripoli August 23, 2011. Saif told journalists that Libya, which has been largely overrun in the past 24 hours by rebel forces seeking to topple his father, was in fact in government hands and that Muammar Gaddafi was safe. REUTERS/Paul Hackett (LIBYA – Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi is in support of holding presidential elections as soon as possible, criticizing the United Nations delegate to Libya for his proposal to hold the vote only by year-end, Bloomberg reported his aide as saying on Saturday. 
 
Mohamed Al-Qailoushi said, citing Said Gaddafi, that any delay creates more problems, adding that the only solution is elections.
 
“if you maintain the current political situation, that is not in the Libyan people’s interests.” Gaddafi was quoted as saying by his aide, who rejected to reveal his whereabouts.
 
UN delegate Ghassan Salame said on Al Hurra TV channel: “We should first hold parliamentary elections, then a referendum on the constitution and then presidential elections — God willing — by the end of the year.

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