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U.N.-led Libya forum selects new interim government

U.N.-led Libya forum selects new interim government

· 02/05/2021 09:36
U.N.-led Libya forum selects new interim government

- A U.N.-led Libya forum on Friday selected an interim government via a vote, choosing Mohammed al-Menfi as presidency council head and Abdulhamid Dbeibeh as prime minister.

Their list won with 39 votes versus 34 for their rivals: eastern-based parliament chief Aguila Saleh and western-based interior minister Fathi Bashagha as prime minister.

"On behalf of the United Nations I am pleased to witness this historic moment," said U.N. acting Libya envoy Stephanie Williams, who was interrupted by applause.


(Reporting by Angus McDowall and Emma Farge)

((emma.farge@thomsonreuters.com;))