Libya

Prime Minister dismissed


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Following a vote of no confidence, Libya’s National Congress has dismissed the newly elected prime minster.

Mustafa Abushagur had failed in his second attempt to form a government, having withdrawn his previous cabinet after protests that it was not representative of the country. Abushagur had called for the formation of an “emergency government”, consisting of just 10 ministries, but this was not accepted and the National Congress voted 125 to 44 against the proposal with 19 abstaining. Congress will now have 3 to 4 weeks to select a new prime minister.

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