Libyan parliament names Bashagha as new PM
Some 132 parliament members attended Thursday's session and they voted to confirm a move to redraft Libya's temporary constitution
Libya’s parliament spokesman said the chamber had selected a new prime minister on Thursday after one of the two candidates withdrew.
A video showed parliament members raising their hands when asked to support Fathi Bashagha, a former interior minister, to head a new interim government, but it was not clear if any formal vote had actually taken place.
Dbeibah said on Tuesday he would cede power only to an elected government and rejected the parliament’s moves to replace him.
The U.N. Libya adviser and Western countries have said Dbeibah’s Government of National Unity remains valid and have urged the parliament to focus instead on bringing elections forward.
Some 132 parliament members attended Thursday’s session and they voted to confirm a move to redraft Libya’s temporary constitution in consultation with another body, the High State Council.
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