Congress votes to approve Zeidan Government; six members referred to Integrity Commission

Tripoli, 31 October:

The National Congress has voted overwhelmingly to approve the government of Prime Minister Ali Zeidan.

The vote took place this evening, Wednesday, with 105 members voting in favour, nine voting against and 18 abstaining. The turnout was relatively low, with just 132 members in attendance in total.

It was initially planned that the vote would take place on Monday, but it was postponed on account of dozens of members being away on Haj, elsewhere abroad and elsewhere in Libya. It is understood that many of these members have still not returned.

Significantly, six of the . . .

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