September 23rd, 2011
01:20 PM ET

NTC begins Sunday to discuss new, temporary government

Libya's National Transitional Council will hold an urgent meeting Sunday to discuss the formation of an interim government, a senior council member told CNN Friday.

Mohammed Naser, the council member, said the formation of a government could take up to one week, but NTC members agreed that the interim government would include a premier, a vice premier, and 22 ministers. Naser did not give further details.

Earlier this week, Elamin Belhaj, a senior member of the NTC, told CNN the formation of a Libyan government would not be announced until anti-Gadhafi forces controlled the borders of the country and liberated three cities that still remained under loyalist control - Bani Walid, Sirte and Sabha - a task that could take up to one month, he said.

"We are not a fully established country," he said this week of the fact that Libya has not been completely liberated.

The NTC, he said, will expand as cities are liberated in order to give representation to all regions of the country. Ultimately, the council could have approximately 80 members; it currently has 43.

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soundoff (7 Responses)

    will it still be lybia or some new name?... i'd rename the country.. "oily" or "dick"

    September 23, 2011 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
  2. drip


    September 23, 2011 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
  3. bobcat2u

    I'm afraid the term " temporary government " is going to ring all too true. Once the real infighting amongst the tribes start, all bets are off.

    September 23, 2011 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse |
  4. banasy©

    I'm afraid you're right, bobcat2u,
    There is too much infighting betwwen the tribes at this moment for any kind of settling down right now...

    September 23, 2011 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
  5. s kel

    dont it allways happen like that , bobcat,bansay. Hello again Bansay

    September 23, 2011 at 5:33 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Fred Smith

    I don't think I can agree with the assessment on tribal infighting. It really isn't as pronounced as we seem to think.

    Take a look at these:

    Some other good articles on there too.

    September 25, 2011 at 5:10 am | Report abuse |
  7. gung hoe

    My goodness banasy are you still goin let me know

    September 25, 2011 at 6:18 am | Report abuse |