Libya to question sacked PM on corruption charges

Earlier Tuesday, Libya's interim parliament voted to withdraw confidence from Zeidan's government

Earlier Tuesday, Libya's interim parliament voted to withdraw confidence from Zeidan's government

TRIPOLI – Libya's Prosecutor-General on Tuesday summoned sacked Prime Minister Ali Zeidan for questioning on alleged corruption, sources said Tuesday.

Zeidan and a number of his cabinet ministers have been summoned for questioning on alleged charges of financial and administrative corruption in the country's 2013 budget, one of the sources told Anadolu Agency.

The source, however, denied reports about issuing an arrest warrant for the sacked premier.

Earlier Tuesday, Libya's interim parliament voted to withdraw confidence from Zeidan's government.

Defense Minister Abdullah al-Thinni was sworn in by the parliament as a caretaker Prime Minister until a new government is formed.

Libya has remained in political crisis since the country's interim parliament voted in December to extend its mandate by one year, extending the transitional period that followed the ouster of strongman Muammar Gaddafi in late 2011.

The revised timetable has angered many Libyans, who have since taken to the streets to protest the decision and demand early elections.

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