Libya’s parliament speaker announces run for presidency

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Libya’sinfluential speaker of parliament announced late on Wednesday that he will be running for president, making him the latest candidate to join the race for the country’s highest office after years of civil war. Aguila Saleh, 77, who has led the country’s House of Representatives since 2014, announced his candidacy in a video statement. The elections are supposed to be held on December 24, but face growing uncertainty after two controversial candidates declared they are running. In the past week, powerful warlord Khalifa Haftar and Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, the son of late dictator Muammar Ga…

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