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Libyan Newswire

LIBYA PRIME MINISTER ABDULLAH AL-THINNI RESIGNS

TRIPOLI, Aug. 31 — Abdullah al-Thinni has stepped down as Libya’s prime minister in a move to end the power struggle in the country.

The cabinet said it was resigning to enable the elected parliament to choose a new, inclusive government.

The Islamist-linked militia which seized the capital, Tripoli, last week has called for the elected MPs to be replaced by the previous body, the General National Congress (GNC).

Libya has been hit by instability since the 2011 ousting of Muammar Gaddafi.

The various armed groups which united against Libya’s long-time leader have refused to disarm, leaving the government unable to exert control.

France’s President Francois Hollande on Thursday called for the UN to give “exceptional support” to Libya to prevent the country sliding further into chaos.

SOURCE: ANGOP

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