Election of Ahmed Maiteeq as new Libyan PM violating law: court official


The election of Ahmed Maiteeq as new prime minister violates Libya’s temporary constitution, an official at the Supreme Constitutional Court said on Thursday.

A court official said Maiteeq’s election was in principal violating Libya’s temporary constitution though the court has yet to issue a ruling.

Maiteeq’s lawyers argued the election was legitimate, according to the session broadcast on television. The session was later adjourned.

Parliament elected Maiteeq as new prime minister in a chaotic vote which has been disputed by some lawmakers and officials who said it lacked a quorum.