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Libya’s Premier-Elect Abushagur Submits Cabinet to Congress

Libyan Prime Minister-elect Mustafa Abushagur asked the National Congress to approve a new Cabinet charged with rebuilding a nation ravaged in last year’s bloody uprising.

The list, which was released to reporters in Tripoli, includes nominees for 29 of the 30 posts, with only the foreign minister yet to be named. Abushagur proposed Al-Mabrouk Eissa Abu Haroura to head the pivotal Oil Ministry. The person nominated for defense minister is Abdusalam Jadallah al-Salheen Saleh Obedie, a field commander from Benghazi who took part in the uprising against Muammar Qaddafi, Guma Mishri, a high- ranking police officer, said in an interview. The interior ministry nominee is Omar al-Aswad, who had previously worked on foreign security, he said.

The National Congress will vote on the nominees tomorrow, Omar Hameidan, spokesman for the legislature, told reporters.

Abushagur named three deputy premiers, representing the country’s eastern, western and southern regions, according to the list, released by the congress.

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