Libya assembly elects new PM
Tripoli, October 15, 2012
Libya's national assembly has elected former diplomat Ali Zeidan as prime minister, who will now be tasked with trying to pull together a government acceptable to the country's many factions.
The previous prime minister, Mustafa Abushagur, was dismissed through a vote of no confidence earlier this month after his choice of ministers ran into protests from within the assembly and outside.
Libya desperately needs a viable government so that it can focus on reconstruction and on healing regional divisions opened up by the war which toppled Muammar Gaddafi last year. - Reuters