Key Libya commander announces candidacy for president

Key Libya commander announces candidacy for president ...

Khalifa Hifter, the Libyan powerful commander, filed a presidential election candidacy on Monday in the country's presidential elections next month.

Hifter submitted his candidacy papers Tuesday in Benghazi, and announced the move in a video.

In September, he gave the self-styled Libyan Arab Armed Forces his military duties to his chief of staff, Abdel-Razek al-Nadhouri, and delegated his military duties in three months, so he would meet sworn terms.

He came out in the southern town of Sabha after his announcement comes after Seif al-Islam Gadhafi, son and one-time heir apparent of the late dictator Moammar Gadhafi, submitted a candidacy on Sunday in the southern city of Sabha. Seif al-Islam is also wanted for a life sentence on charges of crimes against humanity.

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