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Abdel-Rahim al-Keeb has been chosen as Libya's new prime minister

Abdel-Rahim al-Keeb has been chosen as Libya's new prime minister

Abdel-Rahim al-Keeb has been chosen as Libya's new prime minister

Libya's interim leadership has chosen an electronics engineer from Tripoli as the country's new prime minister.

Abdel-Rahim al-Keeb was chosen by 51 members of the National Transitional Council (NTC) and will appoint a new Cabinet in the coming days.

The new government is to run Libya in the coming months to pave the way for general elections.

Jalal el-Gallal, an NTC spokesman, said Mr al-Keeb received 26 votes.

He said the NTC wanted to form a new interim government after the fall of Muammar Gaddafi because its initial members started out as an impromptu group.

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