Members of the Libyan army inspect their weapons in the region of Wershfana, some 27 kilometers West of the Libyan capital Tripoli, on January 20, 2014. AFP PHOTO/MAHMUD TURKIA
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Zeidan accused the Justice and Construction Party -- the political arm of the Libyan branch of the Muslim Brotherhood that has been bloodily repressed in neighbouring Egypt since the ouster of elected president Mohamed Morsi -- of seeking to destabilise his government.The resignation of the five ministers came after three weeks of wrangling over an Islamist-inspired censure motion against the premier. The Islamists failed to secure the required 120 votes in the 194-member General National Congress to pass the motion. Zeidan has said repeatedly that he will quit only when there is consensus on a successor to avoid a power vacuum in the midst of the mounting insecurity gripping large swathes of the country two and a half years after the overthrow of veteran dictator Moamer Kadhafi.Earlier this month, the premier said he would soon announce a major cabinet reshuffle, something he promised to do repeatedly last summer without ever taking action.
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