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Libyan parliament spokesman declares Bashagha new PM after rival withdraws – Metro US

Libyan parliament spokesman declares Bashagha new PM after rival withdraws

FILE PHOTO: Former interior minister Fathi Bashagha announces election bid
FILE PHOTO: Former interior minister Fathi Bashagha announces election bid in Tripoli

TOBRUK, Libya (Reuters) – 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 recognise the parliament’s attempt to remove him, that his government remains valid and that he will not step down.

(Reporting by Ayman al-Warfali, writing by Angus McDowall; Editing by Jon Boyle)

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