Interim Cabinet named
Interim prime minister Abdurrahim el-Keeb announced yesterday his list of members of the interim Cabinet or Transitional Executive Board as it will be known.
Most commentators seem to have been caught by surprise as the names were released. Many of those named are not known even to local people, but the interim prime minister has stressed that they represent all the regions of Libya.
The key security posts went to the two most prominent commanders in the recent uprising.
Osama al-Juwaili, the new Defence Minister, is the militia leader from Zintan whose people were instrumental in taking Tripoli and also in capturing Saif al-Islam Gadaffi recently.
The other security position of note is the appointment of Fawzi Abdela’ali who is the militia leader from Misrata, the city which took a pounding from Gadaffi’s forces early in the campaign and which was instrumental in the liberation of large parts of Libya.
The full list of names as published in the Tripoli Post is:
|Abdurrahim el-Keeb||Prime Minister|
|Mustafa AbuShagur||Deputy Prime Minister|
|Hamza AbuFaris||Minister of Religious Affairs|
|Khalifa Ashour||Minister of Justice|
|Anwar Fituri||Minister of Telecommunications|
|Mustafa Rujbani||Minister of Labour|
|Dr. Fatima Hamroush||Minister of Health|
|Fawzi Abdela’ali||Minister of Interior|
|Awad Beroin||Minister of Energy|
|Sharkasi||Minister of Trade and Commerce|
|Sulaiman Sayeh||Minister of Education|
|Ashour Ben Khayil||Minister of Foreign Affairs|
|Col. Osama al-Juwaili||Minister of Defence|
|Isa Tuwaijri||Minister of Planning|
|Mabrouka Jibril||Minister of Social Affairs|
|Abdulrahman Ben Yezza||Minister of Oil|
|Hassan Ziglam||Minister of Finance|
|Abdul-Hamid Sulaiman BuFruja||Minister of Agriculture|
|Mahmoud Fetais||Minister of Industry|
|Dr. Naeem Gheriany||Minister of Scientific Research and Higher Education|
|Ahmed Attiga||Minister of Investment|
|Abdul Rahman Habil||Minister of Culture and Civil Society|
|Awadh Barasi||Minister of Electricity|
|Ashraf bin Ismail||Minister of the Martyrs|
|Mohammad Hadi Hashemi Harari||Minister of Local Government|