The High Elections Commission reported that the total number of candidates for the House of Representatives elections in all “13” electoral districts rose until Sunday to 1,534 male and female candidates.
The number of candidates for the presidential race increased to 61, after the offices of the Electoral Commission received new candidates. Their number in the Tripoli Electoral Management Office reached 23 presidential candidates, including Prime Minister of the Unity Government AAbdul-Hamid Dbeibah, Head of the Audit Bureau Khaled Shakshak, and former Libyan ambassador to the European Union Hafez Kaddour.
The Benghazi Electoral Management Office received three new candidates, the former candidate for the Presidential Council in the elections for the Political Dialogue Forum in Geneva, Al-Sharif Al-Wafi, the former Minister of Foreign Affairs in the interim government, Abdel-Hadi Al-Hweij, and Hamad Hassan Ahmed Abu Ruwiq.
Meanwhile, the Electoral Management Office in Sabha received Anwar Muhammad Ahnanah Al-Ashuri, Juma MMohammed Ali Hassan, and Adel Hamid Ahmad Al-Zarrouk.
It is noteworthy that the High National Elections Commission will continue to accept applications for candidacy for the presidential elections, until next Sunday: 28 November, while applications for candidacy for parliamentary elections will continue to be accepted until 7 December.