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Libyan parliament elect Abu Shagour as new PM

Latest update : 2012-09-12

Mustafa Abu Shagour was named as Libya’s new prime minister on Wednesday. The former deputy PM defeated war-time rebel prime minister Mahmoud Jibril in a second-round runoff conducted by the 200-member national assembly.

Libya’s national congress has picked current Deputy Prime Minister Mustafa Abu Shagour as the North African country’s next prime minister, a live televised vote showed on Wednesday.

Abu Shagour beat war-time rebel prime minister Mahmoud Jibril in a second-round runoff conducted by the 200-member national assembly.

The vote, however, was eclipsed by the brutal killing of the US Ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens, along with three other embassy officials, who died when a crowd of extremists, incensed by a film they deemed blasphemous to Islam, stormed the consulate in Benghazi and set fire to it. 

Libyan officials said Stevens and two security staff were in their car when gunmen fired rockets at it, Reuters reported.

Stevens' death is the first killing of a U.S. ambassador on a posting in over 30 years.

The Obama administration has condemned the killings, and vowed to bring the perpetrators to justice.

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Date created : 2012-09-12

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