Parliament Approves new Govt

Libya's elected parliament approved, the House of Representatives (HoR) has approved the new cabinet proposed by Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni [Al-Thani, al-Thanay] (pictured) on Monday.

Reuters reports that the House of Representatives, which is recognized by the international community, agreed on a second cabinet list after rejecting last week an initial 16-member lineup as too large.

The new cabinet has 13 ministers including three Deputy Prime Ministers, but has no oil minister, as the oil sector will be run by state-owned National Oil Corporation (NOC) as under Gaddafi.

The Foreign minister will be Mohammed al-Dairi, and there will also be no defense minister, with the chief of staff running the military.

(Source: Reuters)

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