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April 4th, 2011
08:00 PM ET

Source: Libyan envoy testing waters for takeover by Gadhafi's son

Nic Robertson
CNN Senior International Correspondent

Tripoli, Libya (CNN) - The envoy sent by Moammar Gadhafi to the West is testing foreign governments' willingness to accept one of the embattled Libyan leader's sons as his successor, a source close to the Libyan leadership told CNN Monday.

Under the proposal, Saif al-Islam Gadhafi, 38, would take over from his father and help to usher in swift reform, the source said.

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  1. Bob Enns

    Not acceptable. All things Gadhafi must go. Saif al-Islam Gadhafi is most certainly a war criminal already commiting crimes against humanity on his fathers behalf.

    April 5, 2011 at 4:26 am |
  2. Kristina

    Just wondering if anybody thinks libya might end like korea

    April 4, 2011 at 11:01 pm |
  3. Annie Kate

    The son would probably just be a puppet for his father and there would be no real change in who is in charge of the country and no swift reform either except perhaps to make it more difficult for the rebels to rebel. This is an empty offer, a ruse, to make people think Gadhafi is really trying to do right by Libya instead of just himself.

    April 4, 2011 at 9:37 pm |