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Archive for October 8th, 2012

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October 2012  Libyan lawmakers dismissed the country’s first democratically chosen prime minister on Sunday after less than four weeks in the job, official Libyan media reported. Mustafa Abushagur was removed by a vote of 125 to 44 in the 200-seat General National Congress, the first democratically elected Libyan body in decades. The move came after Mr Abushagur proposed a 10-member  [ Read More ]

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Monday 8th October 2012  Libya’s parliament ousted the country’s newly elected prime minister in a no-confidence vote, the latest blow to hopes that the country’s factions could agree on a government charged with restoring stability after last year’s civil war. Mustafa Abushagur was Libya’s first elected prime minister after last year’s overthrow of dictator Muammar Gaddafi. He represented an offshoot  [ Read More ]

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October 2012  The daughter of Muammar Gaddafi’s former spy chief was arrested at a Tripoli hotel for entering Libya illegally, a Supreme Security Committee official said on Sunday. The official, who declined to be named, said Al-Unood al-Senussi, daughter of Abdullah al-Senussi and niece of Gaddafi’s wife Safiah, was detained by the military police on Saturday. “Al-Unood was arrested at a central  [ Read More ]

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October 2012  The western Mediterranean 5+5 group of countries finished two days of discussions in Malta yesterday, Saturday, at which they committed themselves to closer cooperation between themselves, particularly on illegal immigration. They also condemned the “continuous acts of murder, violence and heinous crimes committed by the Syrian government forces and its militias”. The 5+5 group comprises Libya, represented by  [ Read More ]

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October 2012  At least 300 demonstrators gathered outside the National Congress today calling on the government to raise the siege on the former Qaddafi stronghold of Bani Walid. The protest came at a moment of acute political as well as military crisis in Libya, with Congress members debating whether to dismiss Prime Minister-elect Mustafa Abushagur at the same moment as  [ Read More ]

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October 2012  One of Libya’s most prominent political figures was kidnapped yesterday by a renegade militia operating in the west of Tripoli. Juma El-Gamaty, who leads the Taghyeer Party, was dragged from his car at gunpoint in Hay Al-Andalous by a gang of assailants from the Kaakaa brigade, having left for home together with colleague, Husni Al-Agil, at around 23:00.  [ Read More ]

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October 2012  The Egyptian embassy has started to evacuate Egyptian citizens from the besieged town of Bani Walid.  It is estimated that there are over a thousand living and working there. On Friday, according to an embassy spokesman, three buses headed  to Wadi Mardoum, beyond the front line at Bir Dufan, to pick up Egyptians following negotiations between the ambassador, Hisham  [ Read More ]

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Monday 8th October 2012 Libya’s Parliament ousted the country’s new prime minister in a no-confidence vote on Sunday, the latest blow to hopes that the country’s factions could agree on a government charged with restoring stability after last year’s civil war. Mustafa Abushagur was Libya’s first elected prime minister after last year’s overthrow of dictator Moammar Gadhafi. He represented an offshoot of the country’s  [ Read More ]

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Monday 8th October 2012 Libya’s General National Congress rejected Prime Minister-elect Mustafa Abushagur’s crisis government proposal Sunday. The “no confidence” vote results in the automatic dismissal of Abushagur as prime minister-elect less than a month after he was appointed, while keeping the current government in place until a new one is formed. The vote was overwhelmingly against the proposal, with  [ Read More ]

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October 2012  Mustafa Abu Shagur sacked from his post after failing to form a cabinet for a second time. Libya’s parliament has passed a no-confidence vote in the newly-elected prime minister, Mustafa Abu Shagur, dismissing him from his post. Abu Shagur had until Sunday to form a cabinet, or risk losing his job. His first list of 29 ministers was  [ Read More ]