Officially free


The celebrations started yesterday as Libya was declared officially liberated and a free Libya. The announcement came at a ceremony in Benghazi the eastern city where the revolution against Colonel Muammar Gaddafi started eight months ago.

Questions have been asked about the final moments of Gaddafi when he was captured in Sirte, apparently alive, on 20th October but then later produced dead in Misrata with a bullet hole in the temple. Doctors have since confirmed that the former dictator died from a single shot to the head and Britain along with several other countries and the UN have asked the National Transitional Council (NTC) to investigate.

Following the liberation announcement, Prime Minister Mahmoud Jibril has officially resigned and his place will be temporarily held by oil and finance minister Ali Tarhouni.

The NTC has said that an interim government will be announced within one month, elections will be held within eight months and a new President and Parliament should be in place within one year.

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