Libya’s parliament approves cabinet of PM Abdelhamid Dbeibah after two days of intense deliberations.
121 of the 132 lawmakers voted in support of the unity government [Esam Omran Al-Fetori/Reuters]
Libya’s parliament has voted to approve an interim unity government to lead the war-ravaged nation to December elections, a key step towards ending a decade of chaos.
After two days of intense debate, the parliament on Wednesday approved the cabinet of interim Prime Minister Abdelhamid Dbeibah, with 121 of the 132 lawmakers present voting in support, his spokesman said.
“This a historic day for the House of Representatives,” declared Speaker Aguila Saleh at the end of the vote.
Dbeibah, who was selected last month at UN-sponsored talks in Geneva, last week presented his