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Libyans pick professor as leader

US-educated Keib to appoint interim government

(Associated Press)
By Rami Al-Shaheibi
Associated Press / November 2, 2011

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A U.S.-educated engineering professor with little political experience is Libya’s new prime minister, a choice that could reassure Western nations that helped topple Moammar Khadafy and Libyans who consider many prominent figures tainted by links to the former regime. Abdurrahim el-Keib was chosen late Monday by Libya’s National Transitional Council, winning 26 of 51 votes. He has two weeks to appoint a new interim government that will clear the way for the drafting of a constitution as well as general elections.

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