Libya's National Transitional Council hands over power to new assembly
[Iran Press TV] Libya's outgoing National Transitional Council (NTC) has handed over power to the newly-elected General National Congress almost a year after the revolution that toppled long-time dictator Muammar Qadaffy.
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The North African country's first peaceful transition of power in more than four decades took place in an official ceremony in the capital Tripoli on Wednesday night, AFP reported.
NTC Chairman Mustafa Abdul Jalil handed power to Mohammed Ali Salim, the chairman and the oldest member of the 200-seat legislative body elected on July 7. NTC and government officials, representatives of civil society groups as well as diplomatic missions in Libya, participated in the ceremony.
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