By Libya Herald reporter.
7 January 2015:
A new municipal councillor in Misrata was initiated into office today by the Central Committee for . . .[restrict]Municipal Council Elections. Abdullah Nureddin Salim Kamba who came eighth in the general list in the municipal elections in June with 2,104 votes, replaces Khalifa Ghwell who resigned on becoming Omar Al-Hassi’s First Deputy Prime Minister. Born in 1973, he is a lecturer at the engineer facility at Misrata University.
Ghwell, who came third in the June poll with 4,309 votes, is also Hassi’s defence minister and seen as the leading voice of Misrata in Tripoli cabinet.
Kamba who has a PhD in civil engineering, has specialised in road and airport design and construction. Married with three sons, he is a local political activist and previously held worked with Misrata Local Council.
Under the current electoral system in Libya, there is no by-election when a councillor resigns; the runner-up on the in the elections takes the seat. In Misrata, 71 candidates stood in the general list, of which the first seven were chosen to represent the city as councillors.