Gaddafi’s son presidential candidacy rejected by electoral authority in Libya

by Daily Sabah

Libya’s electoral authority rejected the candidacy of the son of late Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi, Anadolu Agency (AA) reported Monday.

Elders from several cities called for a boycott of presidential elections and protesters shut voting stations in western Libya on Monday after Gadhafi registered to run.

An influential council of elders from Misrata, a city which played a key role in the 2011 uprising that toppled his father, called for an election boycott.

The council rejects “the candidacy of those who used excessive force against the Libyan people’s uprising and who are the target of arrest warrants from Libyan courts and the International Criminal Court,” it said in a statement.

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