TRIPOLI, Oct. 30 (Xinhua) -- Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zaidan presented the cabinet line-up to the national congress for approval, the state-run TV reported Tuesday.
During a televised congress session, Zaidan announced his 27- member cabinet list, stressing that his government is a coalition including the two biggest political parties in Libya, namely the National Forces Alliance, led by Mahmoud Jibril, and the Justice and Construction Party, launched by Libya's Muslim Brotherhood.
Zaidan named three deputy prime ministers and nominated Ali Suleiman Aujali, Libya's ambassador to the United States, as new foreign minister.
Ashur Shuwail was appointed interior minister and Mohammed al- Barghathi defense minister.
The national congress will later vote on the line-up submitted by Zaidan, according to the report.
Zaidan, a former diplomat, was elected in mid October Libya's prime minister after a vote in the national congress and was tasked with naming the members of his cabinet in 15 days from the announcement of the vote result.
Earlier this month, the congress dismissed for the second time the cabinet line-up submitted by ex-Prime Minister Mustafa Abushagur.
The congress voted 125 versus 44 in favor of removing Abushagur as prime minister, with 17 abstentions.
BEIJING, Oct. 15 (Xinhuanet) -- Libya’s national assembly has elected former diplomat, Ali Zidan, as the country’s new prime minister.
Zidan won 93 votes, securing him an assembly majority. He was a diplomat under former leader Moammar Gadhafi but defected in the 1980s. He later joined Libya’s oldest opposition movement, the National Front for the Salvation of Libya. Full story