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Libya's parliament votes to remove PM from post
AP ^ | 10/7/2012 | ESAM MOHAMED

Posted on 10/07/2012 3:41:44 PM PDT by EBH

Libya's parliament ousted the country's new prime minister in a no-confidence vote on Sunday, the latest blow to hopes that political factions could agree on a government charged with restoring stability after last year's civil war.

Mustafa Abushagur was the first prime minister to be elected after the 2011 overthrow of dictator Moammar Gadhafi. He represented an offshoot of the country's oldest anti-Gadhafi opposition movement,...

But his proposed Cabinet was struck down by a legislature representing dozens of divided tribes, towns, and regions across the country, many of whom feel they are owed the spoils of victory over Gadhafi. He was forced to withdraw his first ministerial line-up under pressure and his second attempt to submit one resulted in his ouster.

In a short statement on Libya al-Wataniya TV after the vote, Abushagur said he respected the decision made by the General National Congress as part of Libya's democracy but warned of instability if it takes too long to elect his replacement.

"There should be quickness in the election of the prime minister and formation of the government so the country does not slip into a vacuum," he said.

He had 25 days from his Sep. 12 appointment by parliament to form a Cabinet and win the legislature's approval, but that deadline expired on Sunday...

... Independent lawmaker Nizar Kawan, who is aligned with the Muslim Brotherhood in Libya, said the Islamist group's party and a liberal coalition led by former rebel prime minister Mahmoud Jibril had been holding talks about replacing Abushagur with an independent figure who has no political background. The candidate would then be tasked with forming a government that is run by well-known professionals and is politically balanced and geographically representative.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: caliphate; libya; muslimbrothrhood
Funny little theme there...muslim brotherhood....
1 posted on 10/07/2012 3:41:46 PM PDT by EBH
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To: EBH

Mustafa, we hardly knew ye.


2 posted on 10/07/2012 4:09:20 PM PDT by PghBaldy (I am sick of Obama's and Hillary's apologies to muslims, especially after 11 September 2012.)
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3 posted on 10/07/2012 4:16:25 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93destr)
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To: PghBaldy

and this is what happens when you stick your nose in and get rid of dictators, the place ends up in chaos that eventually comes back and eats you alive.


4 posted on 10/07/2012 4:29:18 PM PDT by sunmars
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To: EBH

I wonder if they did that in hopes of forestalling Zero’s mindless retailiation against the country’s government?

HF


5 posted on 10/07/2012 4:40:23 PM PDT by holden
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To: EBH

Quote: “...holding talks about replacing Abushagur with an independent figure who has no political background.”

Is that Lybian speak for “a Mullah”?


6 posted on 10/07/2012 4:49:53 PM PDT by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: EBH

Wow, a Muslim country removed someone from office before the end of his term without using explosives!


7 posted on 10/07/2012 5:53:20 PM PDT by verum ago (Some people must truly be in love, for only love can be so blind.)
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To: sunmars

You are very right.


8 posted on 10/07/2012 6:47:21 PM PDT by PghBaldy (I am sick of Obama's and Hillary's apologies to muslims, especially after 11 September 2012.)
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9 posted on 10/07/2012 8:20:32 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks EBH.
Mustafa Abushagur was the first prime minister to be elected after the 2011 overthrow of dictator Moammar Gadhafi. He represented an offshoot of the country's oldest anti-Gadhafi opposition movement,... But his proposed Cabinet was struck down by a legislature representing dozens of divided tribes, towns, and regions across the country, many of whom feel they are owed the spoils of victory over Gadhafi. He was forced to withdraw his first ministerial line-up under pressure and his second attempt to submit one resulted in his ouster.

10 posted on 10/07/2012 8:23:41 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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