Libyans pick professor as leader
US-educated Keib to appoint interim government
A U.S.-educated engineering professor with little political experience is Libya’s new prime minister, a choice that could reassure Western nations that helped topple Moammar Khadafy and Libyans who consider many prominent figures tainted by links to the former regime. Abdurrahim el-Keib was chosen late Monday by Libya’s National Transitional Council, winning 26 of 51 votes. He has two weeks to appoint a new interim government that will clear the way for the drafting of a constitution as well as general elections.