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More than 1,600 presidential candidates

Official data issued by the National Elections Commission in Libya revealed the number of candidates for the presidential and parliamentary elections until November 21.
According to the official data obtained by “Sputnik”, a copy of it, 61 candidates were submitted for the presidential elections, as of Sunday, November 21, as 45 candidates came forward in the Tripoli electoral district, while 10 candidates were presented in the Benghazi electoral district.


In the Sabha Electoral Administration branch, 6 candidates have submitted, until November 21, and the High Electoral Commission is scheduled to close the door for receiving applications for candidacy for the presidency today, November 22.
He also submitted for parliamentary elections until Sunday, November 21, 1534, with a candidate in all 13 electoral districts.

Among the candidates are 200 women and 1,334 candidates between public and private competition.

Regarding the number of cards received until the end of the twelfth day of the distribution of cards, the figures issued by the Commission indicated that the number of men who received election cards was more than 966,000, while the number of women reached more than 582,000.

The total number of those who received the voter’s card, according to which they have the right to go to the polls and cast their votes, reached 1,548,453 voters, with the turnout rate reaching 54 percent.

Yesterday, Sunday, the Prime Minister of the Libyan National Unity Government, Abdel Hamid Dabaiba, submitted his candidacy papers for the presidential elections scheduled for next December, after Chancellor Aqila Saleh Bawaraq submitted his candidacy on Saturday.

Among the most prominent names that submitted their papers are Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, Engineer Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi, former Minister of Interior Fathi Bashagha, and Ahmed Maiteeq.

It is noteworthy that the Libyan High Electoral Commission has announced the opening of the door for candidacy for the presidential elections from Monday, November 8, until November 22.

She said in a statement that the candidacy applications submitted to the Commission do not necessarily mean that the candidate’s application has been accepted, but rather it is a process of receiving only, where its validity will be considered.

The presidential elections in Libya are scheduled to be held on December 24.

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