Libya: Interim Prime Minister Abdelhamid Dbeibah presidential candidate

#Other countries : Interim Libyan Prime Minister Abdelhamid Dbeibah presented his candidacy for the presidential election at the end of December on Sunday, which is supposed to end the chaos in which Libya has been plunged since the fall of Muammar Gaddafi ten years ago.

Dbeibah signed documents and took photos of his file deposited at the headquarters of the High Electoral Commission (HNEC) on Sunday in Tripoli, on the eve of the closing of candidatures, according to images broadcast live by national television.

Rich businessman from Misrata (west) but new to politics, Abdelhamid Dbeibah, 62, was appointed in February, by a forum of 75 Libyan delegates under the auspices of the UN, to lead the transition until the holding of legislative and presidential elections.

Dbeibah has long left doubt about his candidacy without ceasing to allude to it in recent weeks.

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Things became clearer when he filed his declaration of assets on Thursday, a condition required for any candidate.

Scheduled for December 24, the presidential election – the first for a head of state by universal suffrage in Libya – is the culmination of a laborious political process sponsored by the UN. More than 2.83 million Libyans out of an estimated 7 million people have registered to vote.

For the international community, the holding of elections – the presidential election followed a month later by legislative elections – is essential to pacify the country, which has the most abundant oil reserves in Africa.

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