[QODLink]
Africa
Libya elects new interim prime minister
Abdurrahim El-Keib, an acclaimed ex-university professor, wins 26 out of 51 votes to replace Mahmoud Jibril.
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2011 07:13

Libya's National Transitional Council has named Abdurrahim El-Keib as the country's new interim prime minister to replace Mahmoud Jibril. He won 26 out of 51 votes, and said that he expected to choose his cabinet ministers within two weeks.

El-Keib is an award-winning electrical engineering professor who has taught at the University of Tripoli and numerous US universities. He most recently worked at the Petroleum Institute in the United Arab Emirates,

Jalal el-Gallal, an NTC spokesman, said the council wanted to form a new interim government after the fall of Gaddafi because its initial members started out as an impromptu group.

Hashem Ahelbarra reports from Tripoli.

Source:
Al Jazeera
Topics in this article
People
Country
Organisation
Featured on Al Jazeera
More than one-quarter of Gaza's population has been displaced, causing a humanitarian crisis.
Ministers and MPs caught on camera sleeping through important speeches have sparked criticism that they are not working.
Muslim charities claim discrimination after major UK banks began closing their accounts.
Italy struggles to deal with growing flood of migrants willing to risk their lives to reach the nearest European shores.
Featured
Frustration grows in Kiev as pledges to end corruption and abuse of power stagnate after Maidan Square protest.
Thousands of Houthi supporters have called for the fall of Yemen's government. But what do the Houthis really want?
New ration reductions and movement restrictions have refugees from Myanmar anxious about their future in Thailand.
US lawyers say poor translations of election materials disenfranchise Native voters.
US drones in Pakistan have killed thousands since 2004. How have leaders defended or decried these deadly planes?
join our mailing list