Libya’s female PM candidate says country needs a ‘woman’s touch’
Libyan political activist Amal al-Taher el-Haj has submitted her name to the General National Congress as a candidate to succeed Prime Minister Ali Zeidan, if he receives a vote of no confidence from parliament this week.
El-Haj, 45, was born in Tripoli, where she is commonly known as “Mimi.” In an interview with Al Arabiya News Channel, she expressed her hopes of being Libya’s new prime minister.
She believes that her chances of being appointed as the new Libyan prime minister are high, especially since there is an ongoing political conflict in the country.
On Wednesday, Zeidan announced that any Libyan citizen has the right to be prime minister, this encouraged el-Haj to submit her application, she said.
In the interview, el-Haj stated that current…
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