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Libya’s NTC:Libyans fail to agree on new Cabinet

Monday, September 19, 2011

Laaska News  Sept. 19,2011
Libya’s NTC failed to reach agreement on interim gov’t
Libyans fail to agree on new Cabinet
Libya’s interim leaders failed to elect  a transitional Cabinet on Sunday. NTC chief, Mahmoud Jibril, was widely tapped as the country’s new Prime Minister, only to see his candidacy rejected at the last minute.

The NTC reduced the number of portfolios from 36 in the original proposal to around 24 but no names were confirmed,” NTC spokesman said.

The participants also disagreed on the need to form a new Cabinet before the whole of the country has been cleared of pro-Gaddafi forces.

The NTC has drawn up a roadmap for a new constitution and elections over a 20-month period, starting from independence declaration.,

Meanwhile, Gaddafi-loyalists have pushed the opposition forces into hasty retreat from the town of Bani Walid. Along with Sirte and Sabha, Bani Walid remains the last stronghold of the country’s deposed leader.



 Libya’s NTC failed to reach agreement on interim gov’t


BENGHAZI, Sept. 18 (Xinhua) — Libya’s National Transitional Council (NTC) Sunday failed to reach an agreement on an interim government which was due to be unveiled on the same day, head of the NTC executive board Mahmoud Jibril told a press conference.

The NTC could not solve their differences over a few positions in the transitional government at the end of the negotiations, Jibril said in the east city of Benghazi, cradle of the protests that toppled former leader Muammar Gaddafi.

He said that the NTC, which now rules the North African country, would carry on with negotiations and announce the establishment of the government as early as possible.

Jibril said on Sept. 11 in the Libyan capital of Tripoli that an interim government would be announced in one week or ten days later, which would include representatives from different regions of Libya, including areas that are still under the control of Gaddafi supporters.

He added all military units which had been fighting forces loyal Gaddafi would be brought under the umbrella of the upcoming government.
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