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Libyan national congress dismisses cabinet line-up, PM to lose post   2012-10-08 08:50:00

  TRIPOLI, Oct. 7 (Xinhua) -- The Libyan national congress on Sunday dismissed again the cabinet line-up by Prime Minister-elect Mustafa Abushagur, whose government-forming effort had been rejected first on Thursday.

  The no confidence vote comes after the prime minister announced his cabinet in the congress here Sunday evening for a second time, after his proposed ministers were not approved by the parliament in the first round.

  The congress voted 125 versus 44 in favor of removing Abushagor as prime minister, with 17 abstentions.

  Abushagor regarded this as a "government of crisis".

  The government will now be in the hands of the legislature until a replacement could be nominated.

  The national congress, which passed the no-confidence vote regarding the cabinet line-up after Abushagur announced 10 names as new ministers for a temporary period, has repealed the line-up that the prime minister-elect presented to it on Wednesday, and gave him until Oct. 7 to make a new list.

  On Thursday, some groups were besieging government institutions in protest of the Wednesday version of the cabinet list, which included 27 members, with the prime minister having three deputies.

  One opposition member told Xinhua on Thursday that the list does not reflect "people's will."

source : Xinhua     editor:: Zhang Yan
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