Libya's Supreme Court rules election of PM violates constitution

TRIPOLI: Libya's Supreme Court ruled on Monday that the election of Prime Minister Ahmed Maiteeq violated the constitution, state television said.

Last month, parliament elected Maiteeq in a chaotic vote which had been disputed by some lawmakers and judicial experts.

"The ruling decided ... the appointment of Mr Ahmed Maiteeq as premier of the interim government was unconstitutional," state television reported.