Libyan caretaker PM says no cabinet changes

"I will serve until parliament chooses a new prime minister next week," caretaker Prime Minister Abdullahal-Thinni said.

Libyan caretaker PM says no cabinet changes

World Bulletin / News Desk

Caretaker Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni said Wednesday that he would maintain Libya's current government lineup without making any changes to the cabinet that had served under sacked premier Ali Zeidan.

"I will serve until parliament chooses a new prime minister next week," al-Thinni told Anadolu Agency.

On Tuesday, Libya's interim parliament sacked Zeidan and appointed al-Thinni – who had served as defense minister in Zeidan's cabinet – to head up a caretaker government.

Hours later, Libya's prosecutor-general banned Zeidan from travelling abroad following allegations of corruption. Subsequent reports, however, suggested that he had already departed the country.

Libya has remained in turmoil since a 2011 popular uprising that ousted longstanding leader Muammar Gaddafi.

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