Libya elected parliament swears in new govt

Al-Thinni's cabinet, which includes nine ministers and three deputy premiers, was given confidence by the parliament last week with a sweeping majority

Libya elected parliament swears in new govt

World Bulletin/News Desk

The Libyan government of Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni was sworn in on Sunday before the elected House of Representatives in the eastern city of Tobruk.

Al-Thinni's cabinet, which includes nine ministers and three deputy premiers, was given confidence by the parliament last week with a sweeping majority.

As many as 110 out of 112 lawmakers who attended the vote session last Sunday voted in favor of al-Thinni's government.

Libya has been dogged by political instability since the 2011 ouster and death of longstanding ruler Muammar Gaddafi.

Ever since, rival militias have locked horns, bringing violence to Libya's main cities, including capital Tripoli and the eastern city of Benghazi, while the Libyan government has appeared absent from the scene.

Two assemblies currently vie for legislative authority: the newly-elected House of Representatives, which convenes in Tobruk; and the General National Congress, which – even though its mandate ended in August – reconvened in Tripoli.

The two parliaments support two different governments respectively headquartered in Tobruk and Tripoli.

 

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