Libya Elects Former Gadhafi Foe Interim President

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) -- Libya's newly formed national assembly elects former opposition leader Mohammed el-Megarif to become the country's interim president.
El-Megarif was a leading figure of the country's oldest opposition movement, the National Front for the Salvation of Libya, which made several attempts to end Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi's 42-year rule, sometimes by plotting assassination attacks.
El-Megarif won out in the early Friday vote over another opposition figure, Ali Zidan. Both had been former diplomats living in exile since the 1980s.
Until a new constitution is in place sometime next year, el-Megarif will hold the office replacing Mustafa Abdul-Jalil, head of the outgoing transitional council, which was disbanded Wednesday when Abdul-Jalil handed power to the new assembly, which had been elected in July.

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