Saif al-Islam Gaddafi has just published a brochure presenting his programme for the Libyan Presidential Election.

At a time when there is no legitimate political authority in Libya, four personalities, which rely on support from the countries that destroyed the Libyan State, have undertaken to organize legislative elections and a presidential election on 10 December 2018 [1].

The tribes which constitute the foundation of Libyan society have vociferously called for elections to take place, provided the Gaddafistas can participate in them. This is something that the Western Powers want to prevent at all costs. This explains why the International Criminal Court continues to charge Saif al-Islam Gaddafi of different crimes. Their evidentiary basis? Nothing but Western press cuttings. Yet an international arrest warrant against him is still very much in force.

Several opinion polls carried out in Libya show that Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, the second son of the assassinated Libyan Leader Muammar Gaddafi is by far the most popular political figure in his country. During the time of the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Said al-Islam represented his father and demonstrated that he had genuine negotiating and leadership skills.

Anoosha Boralessa

[1Political Statement on Libya”; “Libya according to the UN and the harsh reality”, by Thierry Meyssan, Translation Pete Kimberley, Voltaire Network, 29 May and 5 June 2018.