Presumptive heir


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As Gaddafi's most high-profile son, Saif al-Islam was regarded as the presumptive heir.
GADDAFI'S PLAYBOY SON WHO THREATENED LIBYANS WITH 'RIVERS OF BLOOD' As Colonel Muammar Gaddafi's most high-profile son, Saif al-Islam was regarded as the presumptive heir.
CAIRO: Though he still delivers a speech like an aloof corporate executive announcing quarterly profits, the son and presumptive heir of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is busy remolding his image into a populist who can deliver prosperity for the struggling population in this key US ally.
Bush, who invited Podhoretz to the White House to discuss the book in August of last year, and his presumptive heir, John McCain, whom Podhoretz hopes to influence.
While serving as Chancellor (and maintaining his position as the presumptive heir to Blair), Brown has seemed wary of foreign affairs, limiting his statements and actions to development in Africa and a key role in eliminating the debt of less developed countries around the world.