Libya: Who’s who in Seif al-Islam Gaddafi’s networks of influence?

By Jeune Afrique
Posted on Wednesday, 12 January 2022 09:11, updated on Monday, 21 February 2022 14:34

Libya’s presidential candidate Seif al-Islam Gaddafi has surrounded himself with well-connected men and women who advise him on his communication strategy, justice, lobbying and political stance.

Seif al-Islam Gaddafi

“His candidacy has certainly disrupted the international community’s plans for Libya,” says Anas el-Gomati, director of the Libyan think tank Sadeq Institute. To say that the political return of Muammar Gaddafi’s son last November was a bombshell is an understatement. Many in Libya believe that the presidential election, which was initially scheduled for 24 December, was postponed due to this very reason.