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Libyan Congress approves cabinet line-up

11-01-2012 07:24 BJT

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Libya's General National Congress has approved Prime Minister Ali Zei-dan's proposed government line-up. But the session was cut short, as security forces fended off protesters outside.

The new Prime Minister presented a coalition cabinet on Tuesday, drawn from liberal and Islamist parties, to the national congress. The proposals were a rejection of his predecessor’s cabinet line-up. The assembly met on Tuesday to vote but its session was postponed after protesters stormed its headquarters in Tripoli.

Members of the Libyan security forces stand guard close to the headquarters of the General
National Congress in Tripoli October 31, 2012.

A televised vote on Wednesday showed that 105 congress members voted in favour of the line-up. The congress is made up of 200 members but not all were present.

Libya’s Congress had elected Zeidan as prime minister last month, after his predecessor lost a confidence vote on his choice of ministers.

 

 

Editor:Zhang Rui |Source: CCTV.com

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