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Lavrov urged the United States and Europe not to interfere in the elections in Libya

MOSCOW, Dec 14 Moscow strongly recommends the United States and Europe not to interfere in the elections in Libya, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. Parliamentary and presidential elections in this country are scheduled for December 24. “I cannot speak for the Libyan people. participated in the destruction of the Libyan state in 2011. As the then President Barack Obama said, the United States tried to lead “from behind.” “Forward” was released by countries such as France. Gaddafi. I would not take the liberty and strongly advise the Americans and Europeans to try again to decide the fate of another people, especially the Libyan. Let the Libyans decide themselves, “he said in an interview with the Egyptian TV channel TeN TV. Moscow knows that Seif al-Islam Gaddafi and the Gaddafi clan in general have quite a lot of supporters, the minister noted, as do Marshal Khalifa Haftar, Akil Saleh, Abdelhamid Dbeiba and other members of the Libyan president ent race. Putin expressed hope for the stabilization of the situation in Libya after the elections “We will advocate that the Libyans themselves ensure transparency, cleanliness of the electoral processes and find the courage to recognize the result of the choice of their people,” he stressed. The Supreme Election Commission of Libya on November 24 rejected applications 25 out of 98 people who applied for registration as candidates. Seif al-Islam Gaddafi is the first on the list of those who received the refusal due to the inconsistency of documents with a number of requirements of the electoral legislation. According to the decision of the commission, Gaddafi does not meet the requirements of the presidential election law, since he did not provide a document on the absence of an outstanding criminal record, it follows from the explanation of the commission. He also violated the requirement that a candidate “cannot be finally convicted in connection with a crime of honor.” International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor Fatou Bensouda said in 2020 that Libya is obliged to arrest Gaddafi and bring him to trial. According to her, Gaddafi made no effort to surrender voluntarily. The arrest warrant for Seif al-Islam was issued by the ICC back in 2011, and 98 people applied for registration to run in Libya. Among the most famous contenders are the commander of the Libyan National Army (LNA) Khalifa Haftar, the Chairman of the House of Representatives of Libya Akila Saleh, the current head of the Government of National Unity (PNU) Abdelhamid Dbeiba, the son of the ex-leader of the Jamahiriya Muammar Gaddafi Seif al-Islam Gaddafi, as well as the former head Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Government of National Accord (PNC) of Libya Fathi Bashaga. Putin and Erdogan hope for successful elections in Libya


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