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Libyan prime minister poised to announce secularist cabinet
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Source: The Guardian

Leaked details show no places for prominent Islamists in cabinet to be named by Abdulrahman el-Keib

Chris Stephen in Tripoli | Tuesday November 22 2011 12.25 GMT

Abdurrahim al-Keib, the new Libyan prime minister, is set to announce a secularist cabinet on Tuesday.

The major surprise in leaked details of the cabinet which has no places for prominent Islamists is the appointment of Osama Jweli, the chief of the Zintan military council, as defence minister at the expense of the Islamist Hakim Bilhaj. Jweli is an accomplished military commander whose forces played a key role in storming Tripoli in August but, until now, he had not had a high national political profile.

Sources in Zintan told the Guardian at the weekend that the town's leadership had demanded a cabinet post in return for handing over Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, who is being held at a secret location there.

Other appointments include Abdul Rahman Swehli, whose son, Ahmed, a psychiatrist at Manchester Royal Infirmary, spent the much of the war working as a doctor in the besieged city of Misrata, as the human rights minister.

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  -Libyan prime minister poised to announce secularist cabinet Turborama  Nov-22-11 11:23 AM   #0 
  - Looks like Herman strikes out again.  safeinOhio   Nov-22-11 11:36 AM   #1 
  - Not Just Squirmin' Herman, Sir: Some People Here Are Going To Be Awfully Disappointed....  The Magistrate   Nov-22-11 11:47 AM   #2 
     - Tarhuni Is Still Oil Minister, Sir. Cearly Evidence Of Imperialist Aggression.  joshcryer   Nov-22-11 07:49 PM   #7 
     - Yes, good news is carefully packaged for the US audience.  EFerrari   Nov-23-11 01:26 AM   #10 
        - You Expect Me To Be Surprised There Is Some Disorder In the Wake Of A Revolution, Ma'am?  The Magistrate   Nov-23-11 02:48 AM   #12 
        - You'll note the source is a news organization readily available in the US.  joshcryer   Nov-23-11 02:59 AM   #13 
        - Indeed,Sir:It is Reported, And Of No Particular Significance  The Magistrate   Nov-23-11 03:03 AM   #16 
        - No, your Honor but I do expect you to recognize PR even faster  EFerrari   Nov-23-11 11:46 AM   #20 
           - A List Of Officials Is A List Of Officials, Ma'am  The Magistrate   Nov-23-11 02:02 PM   #22 
        - still upset that Gaddafi is gone I see n/t  Bacchus39   Nov-23-11 12:56 PM   #21 
  - Caretaker government  dipsydoodle   Nov-22-11 12:04 PM   #3 
  - Libya's new leaders announce formation of post-Gadhafi transitional government  Dover   Nov-22-11 12:12 PM   #4 
  - impressive  riverwalker   Nov-22-11 12:24 PM   #5 
  - You are quite correct!  ellisonz   Nov-23-11 11:52 PM   #25 
  - Huh, I guess maybe I was right supporting the Libyan Revolution all along.  joshcryer   Nov-22-11 07:47 PM   #6 
  - Not so fast  pinboy3niner   Nov-22-11 08:36 PM   #8 
     - Hi! Have you seen this, yet?  Turborama   Nov-23-11 01:13 AM   #9 
        - Wonderful!  pinboy3niner   Nov-23-11 02:10 AM   #11 
        - "a lot of babies don't start out looking so great"  joshcryer   Nov-23-11 03:00 AM   #15 
        - Nice. :D  joshcryer   Nov-23-11 03:00 AM   #14 
  - I'm very impressed. Libya seems to be a model for transition from dictatorship to democracy.  Little Tich   Nov-23-11 03:08 AM   #17 
  - I stand corrected, thank you. Here's the full list of names:  joshcryer   Nov-23-11 05:49 AM   #18 
  - So are the Gaddafi lovers convinced yet?  DCBob   Nov-23-11 10:13 AM   #19 
  - Leaked UN report reveals torture, lynchings and abuse in post-Gaddafi Libya  Alamuti Lotus   Nov-23-11 03:57 PM   #23 
  - It's going to take them time to sort out who's who...  ellisonz   Nov-23-11 11:59 PM   #26 
  - So much for the "OMG, SHARIA" handwringing.  Odin2005   Nov-23-11 08:18 PM   #24 
     - Yes, once again, the interventionists know exactly what the future will bring  PurityOfEssence   Nov-24-11 01:47 PM   #27 

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