Members of the special body tasked to draft a new constitution for Libya and members of the General National Congress (GNC) stand during the national anthem during the body's first meeting in Bayda April 21, 2014. (REUTERS/Esam Omran Al-Fetori)
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Libya's parliament swore in a new prime minister Sunday despite a disputed vote and walkouts from a largely secular bloc, lawmakers and a Libyan television reported.Al-Makhzoum asked Matiq to form the new government within two weeks or sooner.Initially, only 113 lawmakers voted for Matiq, falling short of the 120 votes necessary to secure his win. After the session was adjourned, Libyan TV station Al-Ahrar reported that voting resumed and Matiq secured eight new votes.Lawmaker Fatma al-Majbari told Al-Ahrar the new votes came after the session was adjourned and after absent lawmakers were asked to vote after the session was terminated.
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