Libyan parliament asks Prime Minister Thinni to form new cabinet within one week

TRIPOLI Tue Apr 8, 2014 9:04am EDT

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TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Libya's parliament has asked Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni to form a new cabinet within one week, parliamentary spokesman Omar Hmeidan said on Tuesday.

"The General National Congress appointed Abdullah Al-Thinni as the prime minister under a condition of forming a government within week," he told Reuters.

Once a cabinet had been formed, the congress would decide whether Thinni and his minister could stay until a general vote expected for later this year, he said.

(Reporting by Ahmed Elumami, Writing by Ulf Laessing, Editing by Angus MacSwan)

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