By Libya Herald staff.
Benghazi, 22 September 2014:
After several days of political brinkmanship and heated debate within the House of Representatives, it . . .[restrict]finally approved the new government of Abdullah Al-Thinni this evening by 110 votes out of 112.
The Prime Minister: Abdullah Al-Thinni
1st Deputy PM and Head of Security Affairs: Almahdi Hassan Muftah Allabad
2nd Deputy PM and Head of Services (electricity, water, etc.): Abdulsalam Al-Badri.
3rd Deputy PM and Head of Authorities (agriculture, etc): Abdulrahman Al-Taher
Minister of Justice: Al-Mabrouk Ghraira Omran
Minister of Interior: Omar Al-Sunki
Minister of Foreign Affairs: Mohamed Al-Dairi
Minister of Finance and Planning: Kamal Al-Hassi
Minister of Defence : Vacant
Minister of Health: Reda Al-Menshawi
Minister of Education and Higher Education: Fatthi Al-Majbri
Minister of local Goverment: Mohamed Al-Farooq Abdulsalam
Minister of Social Affairs: Massoud Ahmed Belqasem Sawa
Minister of Economy and Industry: Muneer Ali Assr
The Minister of Defence will be named within a few days. Additionally, the Ministry of Oil and Gas is not being given to anyone. The oil and gas sector will be run by the NOC.
As demanded by the HoR, all members of the cabinet are new to ministerial positions apart from Thinni, although Krekshi was nominated to the same heath post in the ill-fated cabinet proposals of Mustafa Abushagur two years ago. However, it has given way on its demand that no member of the cabinet hold more than one post. In addition the total number of members in the cabinet is 13 so far (including Thinni), not the 11 it had stipulated.
It remains to be seen if Thinni also retains the Ministry of Defence.
He is expected to now fly to New York where he will address the UN General Assembly. [/restrict]