31 Oct '11, 10pm

Libya appoints electrical engineer interim PM - EE Times

SAN FRANCISCO--An electronics engineer by the name of Abdel Rahim al-Kib has been appointed Libya’s interim Prime Minister by the country’s National Transitional Council, just a week and a half after former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi was killed by rebels October 20, effectively liberating the country. Dr. al-Kib won 26 of 51 of the NTC’s votes, beating eight other candidates for the position, and will now be tasked with appointing a transitional cabinet within the next few days. That new cabinet will form the basis for an interim government until multi-party elections are held in Libya in 2013. A national congress should, however, be elected within eight months, says the NTC. Dr. al-Kib started his academic career as an assistant professor of electrical engineering in 1985 at the University of Alabama where he went on to become a full professor in 1996. He also purporte...

Full article: http://www.eetimes.com/electronics-news/4230238/Libya-app...

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