Libya’s Prime Minister Mahmoud Jibril has said that the country could go to the polls to elect a new government within the next eight months.

Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Jordan, Jibril said: “The first elections should take place within a period of eight months, maximum.”

The National Transitional Council (NTC) has now assumed full control of Libya after the death of former leader Muammar Gaddafi, and is expected to move its base of operations to the capital, Tripoli, over the next few weeks.

Jibril also said that Libya needs to develop a 2025 development masterplan to position the country as a service-based, knowledge economy.