Letting Up

Gaddafi: Free Elections After Conflict

Do you trust him? Muammar Gaddafi’s foreign minister, Abdul Ati al-Obeidi, tells the Guardian that the Libya could hold free, U.N.-supervised elections six months after the current conflict ends—and that Gaddafi might even accept an interim government. Obeidi said Gaddafi is considering retirement, and also that the regime wants a ceasefire. However, Gaddafi’s troops continued their assault in Misrata, where rebel leaders said they cannot hold much longer.