Libyan National Army leader Khalifa Haftar. /Getty Images
Libyan National Army leader Khalifa Haftar said Wednesday he was suspending his military activities, a step which could lead to his candidacy in elections later this year.
In a statement, Haftar said he had named an interim replacement as head of the self-proclaimed Libyan National Army until December 24, the date of the legislative and presidential vote.
Libyan media said the step opens the way for Haftar to run as a presidential candidate under a controversial new law.
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