Libya: Ruler’s son reportedly floats handover, democracy plan
A PEACE plan under which Muammar Gaddafi would hand over power and set Libya on course to become a constitutional democracy has been privately floated by his son, according to diplomatic sources.
Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, the Colonel’s British-educated son, would take control of the country in the interim under plans that he has proposed himself.
The sources said that the idea was being discussed by “eminent people” in Tripoli, although they cautioned that neither Colonel Gaddafi nor the rebel council in Benghazi appeared ready to accept such a move.
“This is the beginning position,” they said, but added that there were currently no talks.