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Henrietta Post
  • Former RIT professor Dr. Mustafa Abushagur elected prime minister of Libya

  • Dr. Mustafa Abushagur has been elected as the new prime minister of Libya.

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  • A former Rochester Institute of Technology professor has been elected as the new prime minister of Libya.
    Dr. Mustafa Abushagur was elected Wednesday in a close vote by Parliament.
    Abushagur joined RIT as a professor of electrical engineering in 2002, and then became president of RIT Dubai in 2008.
    Abushagur had been deputy prime minister in Libya and was a leading member of Libya's oldest opposition movement. He stepped down from his duties at RIT Dubai upon being named deputy prime minister.
    Abushagur previously lived in Brighton.

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