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Mohammed Maqrif elected president of Libya's national assembly

08-10-2012 12:09 BJT

TRIPOLI, Aug. 9 (Xinhua) -- Mohammed Maqrif is elected president of Libya's national assembly on Thursday.

Mohammed Maqrif is seen after the first plenary session of Libya's national assembly in
Tripoli, Libya, Aug. 10, 2012. Mohammed Maqrif was elected president of Libya's national
assembly on Thursday. (Xinhua/Hamza Turkia)

Maqrif became the Assembly's president after securing 113 votes of the total 200.

Earlier in the day, Mohamed Al-Kilani, member of the national assembly for Zawia city, told Xinhua that competition about the Assembly's presidency is set between two members only, namely, Maqrif from Benghazi and Abdel-Rahman Swehli from Misurata.

On Wednesday, Libya's National Transitional Council handed over power to the newly elected national assembly. The Assembly is due to begin its work within a week, according to official LANA news agency.

The first plenary session of Libya's national assembly is held in Tripoli, Libya, Aug. 9, 2012. Mohammed Maqrif was elected president of Libya's national assembly on Thursday. (Xinhua/Hamza Turkia)

 

Editor:Qin Xue |Source: China Daily

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