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Qaddafi Son Wants Libya Presidential Vote as Soon as Possible

  • Saif al-Islam aide criticizes UN envoy over vote timetable
  • Ex-Libya dictator’s son hasn’t announced intention to run
Saif al-Islam Gaddafi

Saif al-Islam Gaddafi

Photographer: Jason florio/Corbis Historical

Saif al-Islam Qaddafi, the fugitive son of former Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi, supports holding presidential elections as soon as possible, a representative said, criticizing the United Nations envoy to Libya for his proposal to hold the vote only by year-end.

“Any delay creates more problems,” Mohamed al-Qailoushi, an aide to Saif al-Islam, said by phone on Saturday. “The only solution is elections: if you maintain the current political situation, that is not in the Libyan people’s interests.”