Ahmed Matiq named new Libyan PM

Updated - December 04, 2021 11:37 pm IST

Published - May 04, 2014 08:29 pm IST - TRIPOLI

Libya’s Parliament has sworn in a new Prime Minister despite a disputed vote.

A Libyan television station and lawmakers said the country’s interim Parliament swore in 42-year-old businessman Ahmed Matiq after a vote on Sunday.

Initially, only 113 lawmakers voted for Mr. Matiq, falling short of the 120 votes necessary to secure his win. After the session was adjourned, Al-Ahrar reported that voting resumed and Mr. Matiq secured eight new votes.

Lawmaker Mohammed Samoud confirmed Mr. Matiq, from Misrata, won.

Lawmaker Fatma al-Majbari told Al-Ahrar the new votes came after the session was adjourned. She said she will contest the decision.

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