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October 8, 2012 10:00 am

Libyan National Congress Dismisses Newly Elected Prime Minister

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A young boy climbs atop an anti-aircraft gun abandoned by the military in Benghazi, Libya. Photo: wiki commons.

JPost – TRIPOLI – Libya’s national congress dismissed the newly elected prime minister on Sunday in a vote of no confidence which underscored the difficulties of forming a government which can unite the country’s different factions and regions.

The vote came minutes after prime minister Mustafa Abushagur named 10 new ministers – his second and ultimately unsuccessful attempt to form a government – after he was forced to withdraw his previous cabinet in the face of protests.

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