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Libyan PM forced to stand down

10-08-2012 05:47 BJT

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Libya’s parliament has passed a no-confidence vote in the newly-elected Prime Minister, Mustafa Abu Shagur, dismissing him from his post.

Abu Shagur has been forced to stand down after the national congress rejected his second proposed cabinet line-up. His first list of 29 ministers was rejected for not being diverse enough. His second one, a shorter list submitted on Sunday, was also rejected by lawmakers, who voted 125 to 44 in favour of removing him.

Lawmakers now have three to four weeks to elect a new premier.Abu Shagur was elected by the assembly last month but he struggled to form a government which satisfied all factions in parliament.

 

Editor:Bai Yang |Source: CCTV.com

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