Libya to form new govt within `week or month`: PM

Last Updated: Monday, October 24, 2011 - 00:46

Dead Sea (Jordan): Libya`s interim Prime Minister Mahmud Jibril said today the formation of a new
government is expected to take "from a week to a month."

"There are consultations to form a new government and
this process would take approximately from one week to one
month. It might take longer and or less than that," Jibril
told reporters on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum
next to the Dead Sea in Jordan.

"Then there will be real hard work to minimise the period
to have elections to elect our national congress which would
be the new parliament instead of the National Transitional
Council (NTC), which is going to be dissolved."

Jibril said yesterday the first elections after the
liberation of the country "should be held within a period of
eight months maximum."

Libya`s new leadership is expected to formally proclaim
the country`s liberation today.

"I am not planning to run for anything," Jibril said in
response to a question about his future.

"I will step down right now," he said as he left the
stage pointing at the stairs.

Jibril said at the end of September he would not form
part of a new government.

He has reiterated that he wants to quit his post in order
to help "develop civil society in Libya on solid foundations."

Jibril meanwhile said he had no reason to question the
credibility of an autopsy that has been carried out on the
body of ousted Libyan despot Muammar Gaddafi.

"I have no reason whatsoever to doubt the credibility of
that report," he said.

PTI



First Published: Monday, October 24, 2011 - 00:46

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