Libya’s National Transitional Council (NTC) has handed over power to the General National Congress (GNC), following the country’s parliamentary elections held in June.
The NTC has now been dissolved and the new 200-seat assembly will be another interim body, tasked with drafting a constitution ahead of a set of elections planned for 2013.
The positions of prime minister and speaker for the GNC are yet to be announced.
Mustafa Abdel Jalil, the chairman of the NTC spoke in a televised address on 8 August, and acknowledged the interim body’s short comings in establishing security and dealing with refugees since ousting the Gaddafi regime in October 2011.
“We were not able to establish security like we wanted or in the manner that the Libyan people hoped”, said Jalil.
The National Forces Alliance coalition led by Mahmoud Jibril, a rebel leader during the 11-month conflict in 2011, won 39 seats in the elections. The parliament, however, is dominated by independents who hold 120 seats.