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Gadhafi’s son shakes up Libyan elections

Elections scheduled for Dec. 24 are now uncertain because of haggling among Libya's political factions.
The son of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, Saif al-Islam, Aug. 20, 2008, in Sebha, 800 kilometers south of Tripoli.

Saif al-Islam Gadhafi, late leader Moammar Gadhafi's second son and once heir, will run in Libya’s Dec. 24 presidential elections. The High National Election Commission (HNEC) objected to his application, but a court in the southern city of Sabha reinstated him on Dec. 2, rejecting HNEC’s appeal.

Gadhafi was among 25 others who were disqualified, most of whom have now been readmitted into the crowded race. HNEC’s Resolution 79 cited missing documents and noncompliance with the presidential election law.  

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