Libya's parliament elects new prime minister

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) - Libya's parliament has chosen a leading member in the country's oldest opposition movement to be its new prime minister.

Mustafa Al-Shakour, elected Wednesday, is tasked with stabilizing a country where armed groups proliferate. The U.S. ambassador and three other Americans were killed during a late Tuesday attack in eastern Libya.

Al-Shakour, deputy to Libya's current interim president, is considered a compromise figure acceptable to both Islamists and liberals. He is the first elected head of government since the ouster of dictator Moammar Gadhafi in last year's civil war.

He hails from the National Front Party, an offshoot of a longstanding anti-Gadhafi movement. He narrowly beat liberal Mahmoud Jibril by 96 votes out of 190.


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