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Libya: Abdul Hamid Dbeibeh applies for candidacy for presidential elections

Libya’s Prime Minister applied, Sunday evening in Tripoli, for candidacy for the presidential elections to the country’s electoral commission.

Dbeibeh said in a speech following submitting his candidacy papers in a video broadcasted by the Libyan television: In this historical moment in the nation history, I share with you the importance of this mission, I became a candidate to serve you (the public), and not over it … we hope to win in the next presidential election”

He added: “Despite all the difficult circumstances that accompanied the elections, I invite you not to lose hope, the right path started becoming visible. We started the path together and we will complete it together. There will be no war anymore in Libya, there will be only one and unified Libya, a secure and sovereign country in which this great people will live a decent life,” he said, calling on Libyans to “be patient and pray at this difficult stage.”

Dbeibeh stressed that he submitted his candidacy “for the unity of the country” promising to complement the “long and difficult journey”, stressing the need to work to “get out of these crises” in the country.

The number of candidates for the presidential election as of the end of Sunday rose to 61, one day before deadline of accepting applications for the elections of the head of state.

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