Libya Parliament Ousts New PM
Mustafa Abu Shagur will stand down after failing to put together a Cabinet
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 7, 2012 1:29 PM CDT
Mustafa Abu Shagur was Libya's first democratically elected premier since the overthrow last year of Moammar Gadhafi.   (©)

(Newser) – Libya's parliament has passed a no-confidence vote in the newly-elected prime minister, removing him from his post. Mustafa Abu Shagur had until today to form a Cabinet or risk losing his job, but his initial list of ministers was criticized for not being diverse enough. Abushagur was Libya's first elected prime minister after last year's overthrow of dictator Moammar Gadhafi. The General National Congress voted 125 versus 44 in favor of removing him as prime minister; that body now has three to four weeks to elect a replacement for Abu Shagur, notes the BBC.

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HANKHILL
Oct 8, 2012 7:31 AM CDT
libya parliament? savages!
1492
Oct 7, 2012 11:02 PM CDT
Mustafa Abu Shagur looked too good to be true. He was a man of balance. He didn't conform to the islamic jihadist reforms. Too bad. Let's see who they bring in. You can be sure they want our foreign aid money so they will make it look good to continue fooling the "Stupid Americans". Take away their foreign aid and see how quickly they fall into place.
milo7453
Oct 7, 2012 8:53 PM CDT
Mustafa Abu Shagur should have said the 9/11 attacks in Benghazi, Libya was caused by a anti-Mohamed internet video and not a pro-Al Qaeda terrorrist attack!