By Ahmed Elumami.
Tripoli, 25 March 2014:
As expected, Abdullah Al-Thinni, has been given another two weeks as acting . . .[restrict]Prime Minister by the General National Congress (GNC). Sixty four out of 76 members attending today’s session voted today for the proposal.
Benghazi Congressman Alaeddin Al-Mgariaf told the Libya Herald that the decision was taken because there was no consensus among Congress members on an alternative successor to Ali Zeidan.
“Congress members will start meetings from today to discuss the candidates for the post of prime minister,” he said, “so that they can elect someone else even before the two weeks is finished, if possible”.
The chances of this happening, however, is thought to be slim. The lack of consensus on a new name for the premiership is thought likely to continue, which means that Al-Thinni will probably remain acting prime minister until Congress’ replacement is elected and meets, possibly in July. [/restrict]