Middle East

Libya Assembly Speaker Confirms Miitig as Premier


The speaker of Libya’s General National Congress confirmed Ahmed Miitig as the country’s prime minister Monday, after approving his appointment following a chaotic session of the interim parliament.

“Ahmed Omar Miitig was appointed head of the transitional government, and asked to form his cabinet and present it to the GNC for a confidence vote within 15 days,” said the text of a decision signed by speaker Nuri Abu Sahmein.

The appointment makes the 42-year-old businessman Libya’s youngest and fifth premier since long-time autocrat Moamer Gaddafi was toppled and killed in a 2011 uprising.

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