Libya names interim prime minister

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Libya's National Transitional Council has elected Abdel Rahim al-Kib to be prime minister, according to news agency reports.

Libya's National Transitional Council has elected Abdel Rahim al-Kib to be prime minister, according to news agency reports.

Al-Kib, a businessman, was selected from among four other candidates. He received 26 of 51 votes cast.

He is expected to form a cabinet in the next few days. The interim government will rule until elections are held sometime in the next eight months, the reports said.

The chairman of the NTC executive committee, Mahmoud Jibril, had been the de facto prime minister. Over sixty countries, including Russia, have recognized the NTC as the legitimate authority in Libya.

 

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