Abdul Raheem al-Keeb elected Libya's interim PM

October 31, 2011 23:36

TRIPOLI - Tripoli academic, Abdul Raheem al-Keeb, was on Monday elected Libya's interim prime minister in a vote conducted by members of the ruling National Transitional Council (NTC) in front of reporters.

"This transition period has its own challenges. One thing we will be doing is working very closely with the NTC and listening to the Libyan people," al-Keeb said after the 51 NTC members voted, with 26 backing him in Tripoli through a ballot.

"We salute and remember the revolutionaries who we will never forget. We will not forget their families," he said. "I say to them that the NTC did not and will not forget them and also the coming government will do the same," he added.

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