Libyan discipline commission says 4 cabinet members fall short of standardsSouce:Xinhua Publish By Thomas Whittle Updated 14/11/2012 4:40 pm in World / 2 comments
TRIPOLI, Nov. 13 — Libya’s discipline commission said three ministers and one state minister of the incoming cabinet fall short of the integrity standards on Tuesday, one day ahead of Prime Minister Ali Zaidan takes office, according to the commission’s report.
Libyan lawmaker Fraj Sasi told Xinhua that the commission has sent to the National Congress a copy of its report, which said these cabinet members do not meet the standards of patriotism and probity that Libya requires of its officials.
The questioned cabinet members are Minister of State for National Congress Moaz Khuja, Minister of Higher Education Abdulsalam al-Thuibi, Minister of Electricity Ali Mehairig and Interior Minister Ashur Shwail.
According to Sasi, these cabinet members will not attend Wednesday’s ceremony of the new government being sworn in.
On Oct. 31, the Libyan National Congress agreed on the formation of a cabinet of 30 members proposed by Ali Zaidan, after a series of protests against some nominations of the line-up.
Zaidan, a former diplomat, was elected in mid-October Libya’s prime minister after a vote in the national congress and was tasked with naming the members of his cabinet within 15 days.