Moammar Gadhafi's son wants to be the next president of Libya


Speaking to Africanews, Saif Al-Islam explained how Snoussi has a recording of the first meeting between Sarkozy and Gaddafi held in Tripoli before his 2007 election campaign and added his willingness to testify against Sarkozy after witnessing the delivery of the first portion of the money to Sarkozy's former chief of staff, Claude Guant, in Tripoli.

Saif al-Islam Gaddafi has chose to present his candidacy for Libya's presidential elections, which the United Nations is planning to organize before the end of this year, a Libyan official said on Monday. While his current place of residence is unknown, Gaddafi's family lawyer said past year that Saif al-Islam was in good health and was following the political situation in Libya from his home.

"The Libyan people have the right to choose", Khalid al-Ghuwail said.

Since the overthrow of his father in an armed uprising in 2011, Libya has been caught up in a struggle for control by two rival governments based in Tripoli and Benghazi. The power vacuum in the country, which emerged after the disastrous NATO-led military intervention in 2011, has also been exploited by militants and terrorist groups, including Al-Qaeda and Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS, ISIL) offshoots. However, Zintan authorities refused to implement his sentence, ultimately releasing their prisoner after six years of captivity.

Gaddafi has 7 sons. He announced this in a press conference in the neighbouring country Tunisia.

"Public opinion poll after public opinion poll demonstrate the strong support of the majority of Libyans from all parts of the country to be able to participate in credible this year", Feltman was quoted as saying in January.