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PM Zeidan's Comments in United States

The following is the full text of the press conference with Prime Minister Zeidan [Zidan] and US Secretary of State John Kerry: SECRETARY KERRY: Good afternoon, everyone. I want to offer a very warm welcome to Prime Minister Zeidan of Libya. This is the first visit to Washington of the Prime Minister as prime minister, […]

Libya's New Govt Sworn In

By Ibrahim El Mayet, of ie. consultancy. Following the swearing in of Libya’s new government at the General National Congress (GNC) in Tripoli this afternoon, Zidan’s new cabinet are now ready to take office. Sunday will be their first day on the job as tomorrow is a public holiday for the Islamic New Year. Five […]

Iran "Ready to Share Experiences with Libya"

The Iranian First Vice-President, Mohammad Reza Rahimi (pictured), in a congratulation message to newly elected Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan [Zidan], has voiced Tehran's readiness to share experiences with Tripoli to reconstruct the country. Also in late December 2011, Rahimi, in a message to the head of the Libyan transitional government, renewed Tehran's offer to […]

Libya's New Prime Minister

Libya's new Prime Minister-elect Ali Zeidan [Zidan] comes with an interesting history. He was a diplomat in the 1970s, serving in India under the then Ambassador, and now President, Mohamed el-Magarief [Magariaf]. Both men defected in 1980 and went on to form the National Front for the Salvation of Libya. He spent the next three […]

Congress Elects Ali Zeidan as New PM

Libya's General National Congress (GNC) has elected Ali Zeidan [Zidan] as new Prime Minister-elect. The independent MP, regarded as a liberal, won 93 votes, beating the 85 votes received by his opponent Mohammed al-Harari. Zeidan replaces Mustafa Abushagur [Abu Shagur] who was dismissed last week after losing a no confidence vote following the rejection of […]

Ali Zidan "Favourite" in PM Race

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 […]