Misrata Municipal Council member, Mustafa Karwad, was named the mayor of the city as a successor to the deceased mayor Mohamed Ishtawi, who was assassinated by unidentified gunmen on Sunday, December 17.

In a press statement following his assignment, Karwad clarified that the municipal council members held a meeting on Monday and agreed on commissioning him with the mayor's tasks in the coming period until the new municipal elections are held.

He added that he is bound to follow in the footsteps of the former mayor in running the city’s affairs.