CAIRO – Libya's past, Islamist-dominated parliament has sworn in a new government, a day before the country's other elected parliament is due to swear in a new Cabinet.
The two parallel assemblies, loosely allied with warring militias battling in Tripoli and elsewhere, are further fragmenting the vast, oil-rich country in the wake of the 2011 uprising that toppled longtime dictator Moammar Gadhafi.
Prime Minister Omar al-Hassi and 10 of his ministers were sworn in Saturday in Tripoli by the Islamist-dominated parliament, which was replaced in June elections. The Islamist factions were defeated in those elections and have refused to recognize the new parliament, which convenes in the eastern city of Tobruk. The newly-elected parliament is due to swear in a new government on Sunday.