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Libya names new prime minister

Libya's interim leadership has chosen an electronics engineer from Tripoli as the country's new prime minister.

Libya's interim leadership has chosen an electronics engineer from Tripoli as the country's new prime minister.

Abdel-Rahim al-Keeb was chosen Monday by 51 members of the National Transitional Council and will appoint a new Cabinet in coming days.

The new government is to run Libya in the coming months and to pave the way for general elections.

Jalal el-Gallal, an NTC spokesman, says al-Keeb received 26 votes. He said the NTC wanted to form a new interim government after the fall of Moammar Gadhafi because its initial members started out as an impromptu group.