Libya

National Congress elects new PM


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The National Congress has elected a new prime minister after they dismissed the previous incumbent, Mustafa Abushagur, who had been in the job for less than a month.

The new prime minister is Ali Zidan. He beat off Mohammed Al-Harari by 93 votes to 85. The new prime minister now has less than two weeks in which to put together a Cabinet.

Ali Zidan was elected as an Independent to Congress and resigned his seat to fight for the prime ministerial role. A former diplomat he joined the anti-Gaddafi movement, the National Front for the Salvation of Libya in the 1980s. He lived in Geneva and worked as a rights lawyer until the fall of the Gaddafi regime last year.

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