Tripoli, 10 August:
The National Congress elected two vice speakers earlier today, Friday, following the election of Mohammed Magarief late last night.
They . . .[restrict]are Juma Ateega, an independent congressman from Misrata, and Saleh Essaleh, a Justice & Construction party member from the Wadi Eshatti district in south-western Libya.
Ateega picked up 103 votes in the final round as against Essaleh’s 93.
The two also-rans for the post were Suleiman Gajam, an independent from Yefren who picked up 37 votes in the first round of voting, and Essenussi Erhouma, a member of the little-known Arrakeeza party also from Wadi Eshatti, who took 11 votes.
Ateega took 75 votes in the first round and and Essaleh 72.