LibyaSeptember 2012 | Risk Summary
The members of Libya's national assembly have elected Deputy Prime Minister Mustafa Abu Shagur as the country's new prime minister. Shagur managed to narrowly beat Mahmoud Jibril, who has served as interim prime minister after the uprising against Muammar Qadhafi, in a run-off vote. Jibril led in the first round after getting 86 votes compared to 55 secured by Shagur, but in the run-off, Shagur won 96 votes, two more than Jibril. Shagur is believed to have benefited from the support of deputies from the Muslim Brotherhood's Justice and Construction Party, according to AFP. The new prime minister has vowed to make security a priority during his tenure in office.
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