TRIPOLI, Oct. 4 (Xinhua) -- Libya's national congress on Thursday dismissed the cabinet line-up that Prime Minister-elect Mustafa Abushagur presented one day ago, parliamentary sources told Xinhua.
During a telephone call on Thursday evening, Abushagur told the parliamentary speaker that he would like the congress to dismiss the cabinet line-up.
The congress then repealed the line-up, and gave Abushagur until Oct. 7 to make a new list.
There have been multiple conflicts in western cities, including Zawiyah, on Thursday. Some groups besieged government institutions in protest of the new cabinet line-up announced by Abushagur on Wednesday evening.
One opposition member told Xinhua that the list does not reflect "people's will."
Abushagur announced the line-up of the new cabinet and submitted it to the national congress for approval on Wednesday. The list includes 27 cabinet members, with the prime minister having three deputies.
TRIPOLI, Sept. 21 (Xinhua) -- Pro-government protesters, in their hundreds, on Friday evening stormed a militia group's headquarters in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi.
Protesters said that the compound belongs to the (Salafist jihad) Ansar Sharia battalion, which they consider as "rebels." Some set ablaze part of the buildings while many chanted slogans against the militia group. Full story
TRIPOLI, Sept. 12 (Xinhua) -- Mustafa Abu Shagur, the Libyan deputy prime minister, was chosen as new prime minister of the North African country on Wednesday evening by the National Congress, Libya's TV reported. Full story