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Libya's interim PM quits

14 April 2014, 06:48

Tripoli - Libya's interim Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni on Sunday handed in his resignation to the parliament saying he had faced threats and could not continue just weeks after he was appointed to the post.

In a letter sent to the General National Congress and published on the government website, Thinni said he and his family had been victim of a "cowardly attack" and he could not "accept to see any violence because of my position".

He was appointed earlier this month as interim prime minister with a mandate of just weeks.

It was extended by the GNC last week on the condition he formed a new government in an attempt to bring some stability to Libya.

- Reuters


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