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Libyan Prime Minister may be forced to step down after election declared ‘illegitimate’

Ahmed Maiteeq could be forced to step down as Libya’s prime minister, just days after taking office.

According to a Supreme Court official, his election to the post contravenes Libya’s temporary constitution.

His lawyer has appealed the decision and declared the vote legitimate.

Maiteeq was elected following a chaotic vote, which has been disputed by some politicians.

Outgoing Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni is among them.

Further opposition comes from supporters of dissident General Khalifa Haftar, who launched a military operation against terrorists in Benghazi.

The General was recently the target of a rocket attack on a government building in the capital Tripoli.

Nearly three years after Muammar Gaddafi was overthrown, officials are still struggling to restore order in Libya.

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