The General National Congress (GNC) has rejected the appointment of a new interim prime minister hours after he was sworn in.
Misratan businessman Ahmed Maiteeg [Maitig, Maiteeq] was believed to have secured the support of 121 deputies after several rounds of voting, but following what the BBC describes as a chaotic session, the acting Congress chairman Ezzedine Al-Amawi declared the vote illegal.
He asked Abdullah al-Thinni, who quit following a gun attack on his family, to continue as caretaker; Mr Thinni has reportedly said he will comply with the request.
The vote was originally scheduled to take place on Tuesday, but it was interrupted when gunmen stormed the parliament.
(Source: BBC News, Reuters)