Libya’s interim authorities to hand over power to congress
TRIPOLI: Libya's interim authorities said they will hand over power to a newly elected congress tomorrow less than a year after its fighters overthrew the regime of Moamer Qaddafi.
“We affirm that Aug. 8 will be the day that power will be transferred peacefully,” Saleh Darhoub, spokesman for the outgoing National Transitional Council (NTC), told journalists in Tripoli yesterday.
Libyans cast ballots on July 7 in their first free election since a popular uprising last year that escalated into a civil war and ousted the regime of now slain dictator Qaddafi. They elected a 200-member legislative assembly comprising party and independent representatives, which will replace the NTC and lead the country until fresh elections can be held on the basis of a new constitution.
Posted by: Steve White