[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
'Justice for All' demonstrations swell across the US over the deaths of African Americans in police encounters.
Six former Guantanamo detainees are now free in Uruguay with some hailing the decision to grant them asylum.
Disproportionately high number of Aboriginal people in prison highlights inequality and marginalisation, critics say.
Nearly half of Canadians have suffered inappropriate advances on the job - and the political arena is no exception.
Featured
Women's rights activists are demanding change after Hanna Lalango, 16, was gang-raped on a bus and left for dead.
Buried in Sweden's northern forest, Sorsele has welcomed many unaccompanied kids who help stabilise a town exodus.
A look at the changing face of North Korea, three years after the death of 'Dear Leader'.
While some fear a Muslim backlash after café killings, solidarity instead appears to be the order of the day.
Victims spared by the deadly disease are reporting blindness and other unexpected post-Ebola health issues.