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US reaffirms support to Libya after PM's ouster

Tripoli, Libya - The US has reaffirmed its support to Libya in the aftermath of Tuesday's ouster of Prime Minister Ali Zeidan by the African nation's parliament via a vote of no confidence.

'We are closely following the developments in Libya since the outbreak of the uprising and the period of democratic transition with full knowledge that the political process takes time in any country, especially in one that had undergone four decades of dictatorship,” the U.S. State Department said.

'We are also aware that the government and the people of Libya have been facing significant challenges in this period of democratic transition. We will therefore continue our support for the Libyan people and its democratically elected government,' it said.

The Libyan National General Congress (Parliament), which voted to remove Zeidan, appointed Minister of Defence Abdallah al-Theni as acting Prime Minister for two weeks, pending the election of a new head of government.

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