Libya parliament appoints new PM in challenge to unity govt

Ahram Online , AFP , Thursday 10 Feb 2022

The parliament of war-torn Libya on Thursday appointed a former interior minister as prime minister, a challenge to interim premier Abdulhamid Dbeibah's administration.

Libya s new PM Fathi Bashagha
File Photo: Fathi Bashagha, Libya s UN-supported government s former interior minister. AP

"The House of Representatives unanimously approved Fathi Bashagha to head the government," the parliament's spokesman Abdullah Bliheg said in a tweet.

Dbeibah has vowed only to hand power to an elected government.

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