Mustafa Abushagur dismissed after MPs decisively reject a 10-member emergency cabinet Libya’s parliament has sacked its prime minister-elect, Mustafa Abushagur, leaving the government in disarray three months after the July elections. Abushagur was dismissed after MPs decisively rejected a 10-member emergency cabinet, itself proposed after MPs turned down his full cabinet choices late last week. The result leaves the country without firm governance as it copes with warring militias, a moribund economy and the fallout from the killing last month of US ambassador Chris Stevens. Abushagur, a former exile who spent more than 30 years in the United States, claimed that MPs had failed to put aside parochial claims for the common good. “There was pressure on me, people wanted ministers from their regions,” he said.
Libyan government in disarray after parliament sacks prime minister-elect
Posted by getsomenews.com on Oct 07, 2012