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Libya interim gov't ministers are sworn in

12-05-2011 10:21 BJT Special Report:Libya in Post-Gaddafi Era |

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Two months after Muammar Gaddafi was killed, Libya has sworn in a new complete interim government in an emotional landmark event.

Last week Prime Minister Abdurrahim El Keib and 18 members of his new cabinet were sworn in by NTC chairman Mustafa Abdel Jalil. Six more, including Defense Minister Osama al Juwali and Oil Minister Abdurrahim Ben Yazza were sworn in on Sunday.

The interim government will lead Libya to elections in seven months’ time. Five Ama-zigh, or Berber, members of the NTC boycotted the initial ceremony. They were protesting that their ethnic group was not give more posts.

A group calling itself the Libyan Amazigh Congress has previously issued a statement suspending all relations with the NTC for the same reason. The Ama-zigh suffered persecution under Gaddafi and are pressing for greater recognition for their language and culture in the new Libya.

The new transitional cabinet ministers stand during a press conference in Tripoli,
Libya, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011.

 

Editor:Zhang Jingya |Source: CNTV.CN

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