Tag Archives | Mahmoud Jibril

Remembering Libya's Revolutionary PM, Mahmoud Jibril

By Jeffrey Feltman and Gene A Cretz. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Remembering Libya's revolutionary prime minister, Mahmoud Jibril Largely overlooked in the incessant coronavirus news coverage in the United States was the death from COVID-19 of Mahmoud Jibril, one […]

Libyan former PM Lashes out at Int'l Community

By Ahmad Rahim for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Mahmoud Jibril, the former Libyan prime minister and head of the National Forces Alliance, places a great deal of the blame on the international community and the major powers for what is […]

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 […]

Tripoli via Tallaght for Libyan PM contender

A former lecturer at the Institute of Technology in Tallaght, Dublin, is one of eight candidates for the post of prime minister in Libya. Fathi Akkari, who lectured in electronic engineering at the institute before he returned to Libya shortly after last year’s revolution began, was appointed the country’s deputy minister for higher education last […]

It’s over to you, Dr Jibril

Mahmoud Jibril’s emphatic victory, in the political party list of the Libyan elections, has been widely reported, and his success is no exaggeration. In a race involving 374 party lists, Dr Jibril’s alliance won just under 50 per cent of the 80 seats reserved for parties alone. But he won an even greater percentage of […]

Where it went wrong for Libya's Islamists

With most of the votes counted, a political bloc with a distinctly liberal air looks set to build a coalition and lead the new government in Libya, raising hard questions among the Islamist parties trailing in their wake. A coalition, led by the former prime minister Mahmoud Jibril dominated the party poll in the elections. In one […]

Profile: Mahmoud Jibril

As interim prime minister, Mahmoud Jibril was one of the most high-profile figures in the conflict that ousted long-time leader Muammar Gaddafi. That prominence appears to have paid off at the ballot box, with partial election results showing his National Forces' Alliance leading the elections. Speculation is rising that he will have a key future […]

Jibril Says Alliance Is Open to Governing Coalition in Libya

Mahmoud Jibril, head of the political alliance some Libyan media predict is the leading party in Saturday’s parliamentary general election, said Sunday he favored working in a coalition government. “We extend an invitation, continued as before, to other political forces to come together in one coalition under one banner,” Jibril, leader of the National Forces […]