Last updated: 14 November, 2011

NTC: Libya to announce new government on Sunday

The National Transitional Council said a new Libyan government led by interim premier Abdel Rahim al-Kib will likely be announced on Sunday.

Kib will “present the formation of the government next week for a confidence vote of the NTC. We expect the government formation to be announced next Sunday,” Abdel Hafidh Ghoga, spokesman of the new authorities, told reporters.

The NTC chose Kib, a university professor from Tripoli, on October 31 to form an interim government.

Having declared the country’s “liberation” three days after the October 20 capture and killing of Moamer Kadhafi, the NTC has launched a roadmap to a new Libya with a 20-month countdown to a general election.