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Libya's parliament approves interim government

The unity government is supported by both factions in the Libyan civil war and will lead the country to the December elections.

An interim unity government received parliamentary approval in Libya on Wednesday. The government’s formation formally ended Libya’s divide between warring factions in different parts of the country, though divisions remain.

Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah’s government was approved by 132 lawmakers. The interim government also includes a three-member Presidential Council headed by diplomat Mohammad Younes Menfi. The government is to remain in power until elections on Dec. 24, The Associated Press reported on Wednesday.

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