Interim Libya government assumes power after smooth handover

Associated Press |
Published: 03.16.21 , 18:19
A transitional government in conflict-stricken Libya took power in the capital Tripoli on Tuesday, officially beginning a tenure designed to end with democratic elections late this year.
Fayez Sarraj, head of the outgoing United Nations-supported administration in western Libya, transferred power to Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah, and Mohammad Younes Menfi, who chairs a three-member Presidential Council.
The ceremony in Tripoli came a day after Dbeibah and his Cabinet were sworn in before lawmakers and Libya's top judges in the eastern town of Tobruk.