Mohammad Menfi has become the new head of the Presidential Council of Libya.
In the second round of vote that was held by members of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF) in Geneva on Friday, Menfi’s list won 39 votes out of 73, defeating Aqaila Saleh’s list which secured only 34 votes
The three-member Presidential Council includes Menfi as the chairman and representative for the eastern region, Abdullah Al-Lafi as a deputy for the west and Mossa Al-Koni as a deputy for the south.
The winning list also includes Abdul Hamid Dbeibah as the Prime Minister.
Dbeibah has to form his government in 21 days. His cabinet should secure a vote of confidence from the House of Representatives. If the parliament failed to hold a full quorum session to vote on the cabinet, the vote of confidence will pass through to LPDF members.
Menfi was born in Tobruk in 1976. He was a former General National Congress member. He was also the Libyan ambassador to Greece before being declared persona non grata due to the singing of Libya-Turkey maritime agreement.