Home > News > Regional
Sunday May 4, 2014 MYT 9:40:00 PM
Sunday May 4, 2014 MYT 9:41:44 PM
TRIPOLI: Libya's parliament failed on Sunday to elect a new prime minister, with frontrunner Ahmed Miitig falling short of the 120 votes needed under the constitution.
Miitig, a businessman, beat university professor Omar al-Hassi by 73-43 but mustered only 113 votes in a vote of confidence in the 185-seat General National Congress.
It was the second time in a week that the GNC, Libya's top political authority, met to decide between the two candidates. Gunmen broke up a first session on Tuesday. -AFP
Tags / Keywords:
libya parliament, Ahmed Miiti, prime minister
Philippines orders nationals to quit Libya
Thai cabinet appoints new PM: minister
Outgoing Australian politician says PM 'a sexist'
Nepal's veteran Koirala sworn in as prime minister
Taiwan tycoon faces more charges in food safety scandal
Cambodia's low-key King Sihamoni celebrates 10 years on throne
Hello Kitty at 40, giving adults a 'licence to play'
Heavy diggers join hunt for Sri Lanka mudslide victims
Hopes raised after 'success' of koala chlamydia vaccine trial
Fewer Chinese couples want second child than expected: media
Badminton event to see ex-internationals competing
Call for fuss-free airport checkout
Samsung's Q3 profit plunges to near three-year low
Copyright © 1995-2014 Star Publications (M) Bhd (Co No 10894-D)