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Libya names lawyer as interim leader

TRIPOLI, Libya — The country’s Congress elected a human rights lawyer as interim prime minister Sunday, a week after his predecessor was sacked for failing to present a Cabinet lineup that political factions could agree on.

Ali Zidan, also a former independent congressman, won 93 votes, securing a majority of those who voted in a poll to determine the country’s leader for a transitional period of around 20 months.

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