In a statement, the High Electoral Commission (HNEC) published a list of 25 candidates whose processes were rejected, including the son of former Libyan leader , who had announced the candidacy on November 14. Seif al-Islam Gaddafi is wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) for crimes against humanity and the HNEC explained that it did not validate these candidacies due to irregularities in several documents and also due to missives that they were addressed to him by the Public Ministry, the head of the Criminal Police and the president of the Department of Passports and Nationality. In July, the son of Muammar Gaddafi had revealed, in an interview with the New York Times, a possible return to politics. The HNEC had disclosed on Tuesday that 98 candidates, including d two women have run for the post of head of state. Among the candidates are Marshal Khalifa Haftar, who controls parts of eastern and southern Libya, influential former Interior Minister Fathi Bachagha, and the head of the interim government, Abdelhamid Dbeibah. The three saw their candidacy validated by the HNEC, revealed this body on Wednesday. High Election Commission offices: in Tripoli (west), Benghazi (east) and Sebha (south). Along with the legislative elections to be held in January, these elections – the culmination of a political process sponsored by the UN – should turn the page decade of chaos since the fall of the Gaddafi regime in 2011, and ending divisions and fratricidal struggles between two rival camps, one in the west of the country and the other in the east.More than 2.83 million Libyans, from a total esteem of seven million inhabitants, registered to vote. For the international community, holding elections is essential to pacify the country, which has the most abundant oil reserves in Africa. political differences persist, including on the electoral calendar, the holding of these elections remains uncertain.

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