Ahmed Maiteeq is Libya's new prime minister

Photo: Ahmed Maiteeq is Libya's new prime minister / Arabic region

Libyan businessman Ahmed Maiteeq is the country's new prime minister, second deputy speaker of parliament Saleh al-Makhzoun said on Sunday, Reuters reported.

"Ahmed Maiteeq is officially the new prime minister," Makhzoun told a chaotic session of the General National Congress.

Some lawmakers immediately challenged this, saying Maiteeq had failed to win the necessary quorum in an earlier vote.

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