Libya unity govt to start taking control of ministries: deputy PM

Libyan deputy prime minister of the UN-backed government Ahmed Maiteeq (L) looks on as French Foreign Affairs Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault speaks during a press conference at the naval base in the Libyan capital, Tripoli on April 16, 2016

Tripoli (AFP) – Libya’s unity government is to take control of three ministries from Monday, its deputy prime minister said, in the latest step to assert its authority over the conflict-torn country.

The government’s deputy prime minister, Ahmed Maiteeq, told a press conference that it would begin running the ministries of social affairs, youth and sports, and housing and public works from Monday, regardless of the results of a confidence vote due the same day.


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