Libya's NTC names interim prime minister

Libya’s Transitional National Council (NTC) has chosen Abdurrahim El Keib as the country’s new interim prime minister to replace Mahmoud Jibril.

El Keib, an electrical engineer and professor at the university of Tripoli, garnered 26 votes out of the total of 51 votes, and said that he expected to choose his cabinet ministers within two weeks.

Mustafa Abdul Jalil, the NTC chairman, did not run, while former interim PM Jibril fulfilled a promise to resign after Libya was declared officially "liberated" after the fall of Gaddafi's hometown Sirte.

The NTC has promised to hold elections after eight months for a national assembly that will spend a year drawing up a new constitution before a parliamentary poll.

Source: Al Jazeera

One Response to Libya's NTC names interim prime minister

  1. Gavin Jones 12th November 2011 at 10:55 am #

    An astonishing turn of speed and the rate at which private companies are moving back into Libya is wonderful to see. I hope that the NTC has the confidence to avoid turnng in on itself.

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