Today, Sunday, the Sebha Appeals Court issued a ruling in favor of Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi in the appeal submitted against him by the Electoral Commission, obligating it to return him to the final list of candidates.
A member of Saif al-Islam al-Gaddafi’s political team, Muhammad al-Qaloushi, confirmed in a statement to Al Arabiya.net that the Court of Appeal in Sebha had ordered the High Elections Commission to include candidate Saif al-Islam al-Qadhafi in the final list of candidates, after rejecting her appeal in form.
The Electoral Commission had decided to appeal against the decision issued by the Sebha Court to return Saif al-Islam to the presidential race, but the Appeals Chamber ruled in today’s session in his favour, which is a final and final ruling that the Commission is committed to implementing.
The head of the Libyan High Elections Commission, Imad al-Sayeh, had said earlier today, Sunday, that all appeals issued against the commission by the primary appeals committees had been appealed, without exception, in reference to Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, according to what he told the “Fasul” platform. local.
25 candidates disqualified
He also pointed out that “what is rumored about the commission’s appeal against a particular candidate only, is intended to mislead public opinion and sympathize with voters in order to get their votes, and it is a kind of black electoral propaganda.”
The commission excluded 25 candidates from the initial list of candidates for not meeting the conditions for candidacy, but the judiciary returned a number of them to the race after ruling in favor of the appeals they had submitted against the commission’s decision, including Saif al-Islam Gaddafi and the head of the General Conference, Nuri Abu Sahmin, and the economic expert Khaled al-Ghweil and a leader in the regime. Previous Ahmed Sharif.
Final and final rulings
Likewise, the Appeal Committee of the Sebha Court will decide on the appeal submitted to it by the High Elections Commission against the decision to return Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, and the Appeal Committee in the Tripoli Court will consider the appeals against the rest of the candidates, within 3 days from the date of filing the appeal petition, and their rulings will be final and final on the Commission. its implementation.
These judicial battles between the candidates threaten to explode the electoral process in the country less than 3 weeks before its due date, with the escalation of tensions, political divisions and legal conflicts between the competing camps.
The scenes come from the south of the country, where armed men attacked the Sebha court and prevented the judges from considering the appeal submitted by Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, as well as from its west, where armed militias attacked polling stations, and from the east, where a parliamentary bloc opposes accepting the candidacy of figures who do not comply with the terms of the law The elections shed light on the “field of thorns” in which the electoral process in the country is going, and whose fate has become difficult to predict.