Libya Approves New Cabinet

Initial efforts had been disrupted by protesters


Libya's national congress approved Wednesday a cabinet line-up submitted by Prime Minister Ali Zaidan, according to the State TV.

A total of 132 congress members were present at Wednesday's session, of whom 105 voted for the proposed cabinet list, with nine blackballs and 18 abstentions.

Local reports said about 100 people protested outside the headquarters of the national congress against the line-up and were dispersed by security forces.