It’s Official: Qaddafi’s Son and Rogue Warlord Contest Libyan Presidential Election

It’s Official: Qaddafi’s Son and Rogue Warlord Contest Libyan Presidential Election


Libyan Gen. Khalifa Haftar announced on Tuesday that he is officially a candidate for the presidency of the government he tried to overthrow by force less than two years ago.

Haftar became the second candidate to declare for the race after Seif al-Islam Qaddafi, son of slain dictator Muammar Qaddafi, threw his hat (or rather, his turban) into the ring Monday.

Like Qaddafi, Haftar has been working on a political comeback for the past few months. In September, he hired some high-powered Washington lobbyists, including Lanny Davis, formerly a senior aide to President Bill Clinton.

Seif al-Islam, left, the son and one-time heir apparent of late Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi registers his candidacy for the country’s presidential elections next month, in Sabha, Libya,

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