Libya’s national assembly rejected on Thursday the government line-up put forward by new Prime Minister Mustafa Abu Shagur after protesters stormed its headquarters, a representative told AFP.
Speaking on Libyan television, Abu Shagur said he intended to change some of the nominations and told the congress he wanted to announce the new list at the weekend.
“I will deliver a new list on Sunday,” he said, according to Reuters.
“We voted to reject the government proposed by Abu Shagur and to grant him until Sunday to present a new line-up,” said Abdelali al-Dersi, who represents the eastern town of al-Bayda in the assembly.
“The government didn’t represent all the sectors or regions of Libyan society. It was thrown together arbitrarily and on the basis of friendships,” he added.
General National Congress representatives began discussing the lineup late Thursday after more than 100 demonstrators had barged into their headquarters complaining that the western town of Zawiyah was not represented on the list.
Critics also charged it lacked competent and well-known personalities.