Gadhafi Foe Elected Interim President of Libya


0  Updated at 10:04 am, August 10th, 2012 By: ABC Digital
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File photo. PHILIPPE DESMAZES/AFP/Getty Images(TRIPOLI, Libya) — Libya has a new leader: Mohamed Yousef el-Magariaf, a longtime foe of ousted dictator Moammar Gadhafi.

Magariaf had lived in exile for decades, setting up an opposition to Gadhafi’s regime. Now he has been elected interim president by the National Assembly.

Since the revolution that toppled Gadhafi, Libya has seen months of violent unrest. The oil-rich country still faces armed militias, a separatist movement in the East, and bands of Gadhafi loyalists — all challenges to Libya’s new government, which is looking to restore stability.

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