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Libyan government to be sworn in

11-05-2012 07:21 BJT

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Libya's new government is to be sworn in on Thursday despite protests over the inclusion of some cabinet ministers. Libya’s national assembly gave its approval to new Prime Minister Ali Zeidan’s cabinet on Wednesday.

The cabinet includes members of the main Islamist and liberal parties, but some key positions have been given to independent politicians.

Although the cabinet was approved by the assembly, a number of lawmakers objected to several ministers, who they see as remnants of the Gadaffi era.

The priorities of the new transitional government are to organize fresh elections and restore security, by disarming warring militias.



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