Libya`s new government takes office: Official statement

Libya`s new government, headed by Ahmed Miitig, announced that it had taken office, despite the refusal of Abdullah al-Thani`s cabinet to leave power.

AFP| Last Updated: Jun 03, 2014, 05:06 AM IST

Tripoli: Libya`s new government, headed by Ahmed Miitig, announced on Monday evening that it had taken office, despite the refusal of Abdullah al-Thani`s cabinet to leave power.
Miitig said in a statement that he had convened his ministers for the first time since his disputed election in May, amid an ongoing power struggle in Tripoli.
Miitig is Libya`s fifth prime minister since dictator Muammar Gaddafi was toppled and killed in a 2011 uprising.