This came three days after he announced his candidacy for the presidential elections scheduled for December 24.
Saleh said in a press conference after submitting his candidacy papers: “Today I attended the headquarters of the Supreme National Elections Authority in the city of Benghazi to submit the documents required to run for the position of President of the Libyan Republic.”
And still uncertainty surrounds the planned elections in light of differences over the constitutional rules.
Earlier, Saleh affirmed his respect for the Constitutional Declaration, which “is the constitutional document that governs the country in this transitional phase and is the legitimate basis for the existence of the ruling bodies in the state and when its rulings descend all authorities, ensuring the independence and immunity of the judiciary, which are two basic guarantees for the protection of rights and freedoms and a fundamental pillar that must be taken care of.” within the rebuilding.
He stressed that he is working “to transcend the past, turn the page on conflict, look to the future, and launch national reconciliation as a main pillar for building the homeland and its stability, a legitimate duty, and a basis for building the state and establishing a society of tolerance in which the right of all to participate, express opinion and difference by peaceful means, and provide opportunities for all without marginalization or exclusion.” “.
He continued, “Universal suffrage is the only source of legitimacy for any authority. Elections are the only way out to prevent foreign interference, not to divide the country, unify institutions and national reconciliation.”