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Tripoli 'ready to accept immediate elections', Gaddafi's son says

Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2011-06-16

Tripoli is ready to accept immediate elections with international supervision, according to an interview with Seif al-Islam, son of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, in the Italian daily Corriere della Sera on Thursday.

AFP - Libyan strongman Moamer Kadhafi is ready to accept internationally supervised elections within three months, his son Seif al-Islam told an Italian newspaper on Thursday.

The following countries have recognised the Libyan National Transitional Council (NTC) as Libya’s sole and legitimate representative since the beginning of the conflict on February 15 2011.

•    France – 10 March
•    Qatar – 28 March
•    Maldives – 3 April
•    Italy – 4 April
•    Kuwait – 4 April
•    Gambia– 22 April
•    United Kingdom– 12 May
•    Jordan – 24 May
•    Senegal – 28 May
•    Malta – 1 June
•    Spain – 8 June
•    Australia – 9 June
•    United States – 9 June
•    UAE– 12 June
•    Germany – 13 June
•    Canada – 14 June
•    Panama – 14 June
•    Austria – 18 June
•    Turkey – 3 July
•    Denmark – 22 June
•    Poland – 7 July
•    Benelux – 13 July
•    Portugal – 19 July
•   Montenegro – 21 July
•   Gabon – 12 August
•   Tunisia – 21 August
 

 

 

"Elections, immediately and with international supervision. It's the only painless way to break out of the impasse in Libya," Saif al-Islam told the daily Corriere della Sera correspondent in Tripoli.

"We could hold them within three months. At most by the end of the year. And the guarantee of transparency could be the presence of international observers," said the 68-year old Kadhafi's eldest son and possible successor.

Saif al-Islam said the elections could be supervised by the European Union or African Union, the United Nations or even NATO as long as a "mechanism" was put in place to ensure there were "no suspicions of vote rigging."

"Let's go to the polls, and may the best man win," he told the reporter, who had turned up at the Radisson Blu hotel in Tripoli for an interview with the Foreign Minister Abdelati al-Obeidi, but had found Saif al-Islam there instead.
 

Date created : 2011-06-16

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