MOSCOW, May 6 (RAPSI) - Libya's parliament has passed a law banning officials who served under former leader Muammar Gaddafi from government posts, Al Arabiya reported.
The newly passed legislature, called the ‘Political Isolation Law,’ could force current Prime Minister Ali Zeidan to step down from his post.
Zeidan served as a diplomat under Gaddafi before he defected in 1980 and joined the opposition. According to Al Arabiya, the wording of the document does not make it clear “whether or not he was senior enough to be barred from the new government.”
Gaddafi’s regime was overthrown in October 2011 by opposition forces with NATO’s assistance after a seven-month civil war. Gaddafi, who had ruled the country for almost 42 years, was captured and killed by rebels near his home town of Sirte on Oct. 20, 2011. The NATO operation in Libya ended soon afterwards.