Breaking News: Libyan Parliament Removes Prime Minister
Libya's government dismisses newly-elected Prime Minister Mustafa Abushagur in no-confidence vote. Read more from FoxNews.com below:
Libya's parliament removed newly-elected Prime Minister Mustafa Abushagur from his post Sunday in a no-confidence vote.
The General National Congress voted 125 versus 44 in favor of removing him as prime minister.
The vote cames after Abushagur put forward
candidates for 10 key positions in the government. But parliamentary spokesman Omar Humeidan says he has reached the end of the 25-day period in which he must form a government.
Abushagur’s cabinet proposal included defense, interior and justice positions, Reuters reports.
He withdrew his first cabinet list after it encountered strong criticism and protests. Legislators said it was not sufficiently representative of Libya's various tribes and regions -- a hard task in a country polarized by 40 years of rule from dictator Muammar Qaddafi and the 2011 civil war.
Abushagur was Libya's first elected prime minister after last year's overthrow of Qaddafi.