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Libyan PM Mustafa Abu Shagur forced to step down

October 08, 2012 11:02 IST

Libya's parliament has passed a no-confidence vote in the newly-elected Prime Minister Mustafa Abu Shagur, dismissing him from his post.

Abu Shagur has been forced to stand down after the national congress rejected his second proposed cabinet line-up. His first list of 29 ministers was rejected for not being diverse enough.

His second one, a shorter list submitted on Sunday, was also rejected by lawmakers, who voted 125 to 44 in favour of removing him.

Lawmakers now have three to four weeks to elect a new premier.

Abu Shagur was elected by the assembly last month but he struggled to form a government which satisfied all factions in parliament.

Image: Mustafa Abu Shagur

Photograph: Reuters

Source: ANI