The former independent congressman Ali Zidan has emerged as the most likely candidate to be elected Libya’s next prime minister in a vote to be held on Sunday.
According to Libya Herald, Zidan, who resigned his seat in order to run, is one of four candidates to have been chosen by a congressional committee set up to expedite the process of replacing Mustafa Abushagur, who was dismissed as prime minister-elect by a vote of Congress on 7 October.
The committee, which includes representatives from the National Forces Alliance, the Justice & Construction Party and three independent blocs in Congress, initially considered a list of some ten names.
The other three names to have been chosen are:
- former deputy UN ambassador Ibrahim Dabbashi;
- Local Government Minister Mohamed Al-Harari; and,
- Abdulhamid Al-Nami, a professor of politics at Tripoli University.
(Source: Libya Herald)