Al-Sayeh added in a press conference held in the capital, Tripoli, that all the papers of the 98 candidates were referred to the Public Prosecutor, the Criminal Investigation Department, and the Passports and Nationality Authority to ensure that the conditions set out in the electoral law apply to them.
Once this procedure is completed, the commission will issue the preliminary list of candidates, allowing the opportunity to appeal against the candidates mentioned in it, according to the Libyan official.
Al-Sayeh said that the period for appealing the files of the candidates is 12 days, before issuing a final decision, noting that after that it will be clear who accepted his candidacy and who refused.
He added that after that, the final list of candidates will be issued, after which the electoral campaigns will be launched, and then the electoral silence day on the day of the elections on December 24.
Tourists said that the Electoral Commission did not expect such a large number of candidates, yet it is a positive image that reflects the desire of Libyans to participate in this historic election.
He stressed that it is the right of all Libyans who meet the conditions to run for elections, stressing that the Commission will not detract from any candidate who submits his application.
He said that the large numbers of candidates prompted the postponement of the issuance of the preliminary lists for the elections, expecting that the preliminary lists would be published on Wednesday and Thursday.
The Electoral Commission in Libya announced, on Monday, the closure of the door for candidacy for the presidential elections.
The presidential election is seen as a major step on the road to restoring stability to Libya, more than a decade after the country plunged into chaos.
Among the most prominent names competing in these elections: the commander of the Libyan army, Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, son of the late leader Muammar Gaddafi, Parliament Speaker Aqila Saleh and the current prime minister, Abdel Hamid Dabaiba.