The presidential candidate Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, son of Libya's late dictator Muammar Gaddafi announced an initiative Tuesday to resolve the political crisis, which centres on holding the parliamentary elections before the presidential vote.

"Gaddafi announced an initiative to solve the political impasse in the wake of the failed elections," Saif's lawyer Khaled al-Zaydi, disclosed. 

The initiative proposes postponing the presidential vote and going without delay to parliamentary elections, which according to the statement, will spare the country war and division and close the door in front of any new transitional phase, providing that the new parliament takes meaningful steps to ensure the conduct of the presidential elections.

"The political and military differences between the conflicting parties have harmed the country and its people, squandered its wealth, and threaten its national unity," the initiative read.

Saif Gaddafi - who has been in hiding for about ten years - has returned to the forefront of events after he delivered on November 14 his candidacy papers for the presidential elections at the headquarters of the electoral commission in Sebha.

With Gaddafi and Dbeibah entering the contest, winning chances for other prominent candidates who pushed for drafting the voting laws in their favour was narrowed, the observers say, attributing the delay of the December elections, mostly to the participation of the two popular candidates, Dbeibah and Saif.