New Libyan government sworn in

2011-11-24 21:17

Tripoli - Libya's transitional government has been sworn in before the country's interim leader, another step along to the oil-rich country's roadmap to elections next year.

The new government read the oath of office before its leader, Abdel-Jalil Mustafa, on Thursday. The lineup of relative unknowns will confront daunting challenges, like establishing control over the fractured nation after the ousting of Muammar Gaddafi's 42-year regime.

Prime Minister Abdurrahim el-Keib said the government's first task is to formulate plans to build state institutions. Gadhafi left few institutions behind, preferring one-man rule.

The formation of the Cabinet clears the way for the next key step on the timeline - election of a 200-member national congress by the end of June.

  • Frank - 2011-11-25 02:08

    All okay for US UK & France only losers are the Libyans

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