- Muammar Gaddafi’s son has announced that he will run for president in Libya
- Gaddafi’s son appears in public for the first time in 10 years
- Saif al-Islam studied at the London School of Economics
The son of dictator Muammar al-Gaddafi has appeared in public for the first time in the African country of Libya. After Gaddafi’s death, his son Saif al-Islam al-Gaddafi went into hiding. As soon as this came out, Gaddafi’s son announced that he would run in next month’s presidential election in Libya. He also filed his candidacy as a presidential candidate.
Son of Gaddafi seen in traditional dress
Saif al-Islam al-Gaddafi, 49, wore a traditional brown oasis and turban. Video of the Libyan Electoral Commission shows Gaddafi’s son wearing a half beard and signing a candidacy with glasses. Libya is in turmoil after Gaddafi’s death. The US-backed Libyan government is facing serious allegations of inflation and corruption in the country.
Saif al-Islam is a strong contender in the presidential election
Saif al-Islam al-Gaddafi is said to be the most powerful candidate in the Libyan presidential election. Other candidates running in the election include former army chief Khalifa Habdar, Prime Minister Abdul Hamid al-Tabiba and parliamentary speaker Aquila Saleh. Saif al-Islam al-Gaddafi is enjoying a lot of status in Libya. He was instrumental in legislating in Libya before the 2011 NATO-backed offensive.
Gaddafi’s son studied at the London School of Economics
Voting for Libya’s presidential election is set for December 24. Arrangements are being made for this across the country right now. However, many local and foreign organizations have raised doubts about fair elections in Libya. Saif al-Islam, who studied at the London School of Economics, speaks English fluently. In such a situation, the support of the Western countries can be obtained later.
Who is Gaddafi?
Colonel Gaddafi’s full name is Muammar al-Gaddafi. He was born on June 7, 1942, in Sirte, Libya. When he was born, Libya was a colony of Italy. Libya gained independence in 1951 under King Idris, a friend of the West. Gaddafi was greatly affected by Arab nationalism in his youth. Apart from this, he was also an ardent fan of Egyptian leader Kamal Abdel Nasser. In 1961, Gaddafi entered the Military College in Benghazi. He also received four months of military training in England.
He served in several positions in the Libyan army
After graduating from military college, Gaddafi served in several high-ranking positions in the Libyan army. But at this point his disagreements with executive Idris began to escalate. Later, Gaddafi left the army and joined the anti-government group. On September 1, 1969, under the leadership of the rebels, King Idris was overthrown in Libya. Idris was then receiving treatment in Turkey. Gaddafi then became head of the armed forces and chairman of the Revolutionary Command.
King Idris was replaced by a new ruler
At the age of 27 he became the ruler of Libya. He brought the whole country under his control through the army. Gaddafi closed US and British military bases in Libya shortly after coming to power. His order was against the aid given to King Idris by the Western forces. It also ordered all foreign oil companies operating in Libya to share a significant portion of their revenue with the country. Gaddafi replaced the Gregorian calendar with the Islamic calendar and banned the sale of alcohol throughout the country.
Gaddafi was assassinated by his own countrymen
On October 20, 2011, Libyan officials announced that Muammar Gaddafi He died in his hometown of Sirte. Preliminary reports suggest he was killed by gunfire. Others later claimed he was killed in a NATO airstrike. A bloody and dusty video of Gaddafi being surrounded by some militants has also been released. However, the authenticity of this video has not been confirmed.
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