TRIPOLI, Oct 4, 2012 (AFP) -
TRIPOLI, Oct 4, 2012 (AFP) –
More than 100 Libyans demonstrated at the headquarters of the General National Congress on Thursday angry over the lack of representation of a western town in a proposed new cabinet line-up.
The demonstrators entered the premises and aired their grievances to representatives of the legislative assembly, the first elected authority after four decades of dictatorship under slain leader Moamer Kadhafi, witnesses said.
“More than 100 protesters from Zawiyah demonstrated at the General National Congress today because they don’t have representatives in the (proposed) cabinet,” said Salah Hassan who holds a seat in the 200-member assembly.
“The congress is still running and we are meeting today,” he added.
GNC representatives are discussing on Thursday the government line-up presented by elected Prime Minister Mustafa Abu Shagur, which omitted members of the main liberal coalition. The assembly will vote on each individual minister.