Libyan parliament spokesman declares Bashagha new PM after rival withdraws

Libya's parliament spokesman on Thursday declared Fathi Bashagha as the new interim prime minister after a rival candidate withdrew, but it was not clear if the chamber had held a vote.

The incumbent, Abdulhamid al-Dbeibah, has said he does not recognize the parliament's attempt to remove him, that his government remains valid and that he will not step down.

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