Aldabaiba and Abusahmain reinstated by court as presidential candidates

By Sami Zaptia.

Tripoli, 1 December 2021:

Today, the Tripoli Court of Appeal issued a ruling reinstating acting prime minister and presidential candidate, Abd Alhamid Aldabaiba.

The court rejected two appeals submitted by his competitors, Fathi Bashaga, Aref Al-Nayed, Othman Abdel-Jalil and Mohamed Al-Muntasir, and a member of the House of Representatives for Gharian, Mrs. Kamel Al-Yaqoubi, and a member of the Political Dialogue Forum Ahmed Al-Sharkasi.

Political movement ‘‘Ya Bilad” announced today that the Tripoli Court of Appeal accepted the appeal submitted by its president, Nuri Abu Sahmain, against the decision to exclude him from the list of candidates for the elections for the head of state. It issued a ruling to cancel the decision of the High National Elections Commission (HNEC) to return to the presidential race to contest the 24 December election.

Abu Sahmain was a former head of Libya’s first post-Qaddafi democratically elected parliament, the General National Congress (GNC).

It will be recalled that HNEC had excluded presidential candidate Nuri Abu Sahmain from the preliminary list of contenders for the position of head of state, along with 24 other candidates, most notably Saif al-Islam Qaddafi, while accepting 73 candidates out of a total of 98 who submitted their documents.

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