Libya’s parliament elects technocrat to be the country’s new PM

Members of Libya’s national assembly have elected technocrat Mustafa Abu Shagour as the country’s new prime minister.

Shagour, previously deputy prime minister, won 96 votes, beating the liberal candidate Mahmoud Jibril by just two votes to take control of Libya’s transitional administration for the next 18 months.

Abu Shagour is an optical engineer and returned from the United States to Libya last year where he was an adviser to the National Transitional Council.

He was appointed a deputy to Prime Minister Abdurrahim El-Keib in November.

(Source: Al Arabiya)

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