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  • Interim Libyan prime minister to step down

    Updated: Sun, Apr 13, 2014

    TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Libya's government said Sunday that the interim prime minister had declined a parliamentary mandate to form a new government and will instead step down, in a move likely to compound the difficulties facing a government already divided and facing widespread unrest and militia violence. Interim Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thani announced on the interim government's website that he was leaving his post, but would stay on as head of the Cabinet until a replacement could be found. He is the second Libyan prime minister to leave his post in as many months, underlining the North African nation's instability three years after the ouster and killing of longtime dictator Moammar Gadhafi.