Libyan national assembly elects new president

By REUTERS
June 25, 2013 18:12

TRIPOLI - Libya's national assembly elected Nouri Abusahmain as its new president on Tuesday, a televised voted showed.

Abusahmain secured 96 votes against his opponent Al-Sharif al-Wafi who got 80 votes.

The ballot was held after the previous head Mohammed Magarief stepped down last month following the passing of a law banning anyone who held a senior post under Muammar Gaddafi from government.


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