Libya’s NTC Names New Government

Libya’s National Transitional Council has Tuesday named a new governing body that will govern the country until it holds its first election.

This was revealed by Interim Prime Minister Abdurrahim el-Keib in a news conference in Tripoli.

According to him, “all of Libya is represented in the new line-up.”

Osama al-Juwali, the commander of the forces from the town of Zintan who captured Saif al-Islam, the former dictator’s fugitive son, was named as the defense minister. The head of the Foreign Ministry post was given to a Ashour Bin Hayal.

Meanwhile, the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Luis Moreno-Ocampo, said Saif al-Islam may be tried in Libya rather than in The Hague, as long as the trial meets ICC standards.

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