Reporters watch a live feed of Libyan members of parliament meeting to decide between two candidates for the post of prime minister at the parliament in the capital, Tripoli, on May 4, 2014. (AFP PHOTO / MAHMUD TURKIA)
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Businessman Ahmad Maiteeq was sworn in as Libya's new prime minister Sunday after chaotic voting, with several lawmakers challenging an appointment seen by analysts as unlikely to ease the oil producer's political turmoil.The government of former Premier Abdullah al-Thinni, who resigned three weeks ago, would stay in office until a successor is elected legally, he wrote. Analysts expect Maiteeq to struggle to make headway as government and parliament are unable to impose authority on a country awash with arms and militias, both a legacy from the NATO-backed 2011 uprising which toppled Moammar Gadhafi.Maiteeq, 42, is Libya's youngest and fifth prime minister since Gadhafi was toppled and killed.
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