The Straits Times
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Published on Oct 05, 2012
 

Libya assembly rejects government line-up

 
 

TRIPOLI (AFP) - Libya's national assembly rejected on Thursday the government line-up put forward by new Prime Minister Mustafa Abu Shagur after protesters stormed its headquarters, a representative told AFP.

"We voted to reject the government proposed by Abu Shagur and to grant him until Sunday to present a new line-up," said Mr Abdelali al-Dersi, who represents the eastern town of Al-Bayda in the assembly.

"The government didn't represent all the sectors or regions of Libyan society. It was thrown together arbitrarily and on the basis of friendships," he added.

Representative Saleh Jaauda, an independent from the second city Benghazi, told AFP that the government team failed to win the assembly's approval because "it did not meet the aspirations of the Libyan people."