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Published: Monday May 19, 2014 MYT 4:50:02 AM
Updated: Monday May 19, 2014 MYT 4:50:59 AM

Forces of renegade Libyan general demand parliament hand over power

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Forces loyal to renegade Libyan general Khalifa Hafter demanded parliament freeze work and hand over power to a body drafting a new constitution, according to a statement issued late on Sunday after the assembly building was stormed.

The self-declared Libyan National Army also rejected, in the statement read out on television channel al-Ahrar, the appointment of Ahmed Maiteeq as the country's new prime minister.

(Reporting by Ahmed Elumami, Feras Bosalum and Ulf Laessing; Editing by Robin Pomeroy)

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