- Title: File: Libyan revolution premier Jibril dies from coronavirus
- Date: 5th April 2020
- Summary: TRIPOLI, LIBYA (FILE - JULY 14, 2012) (REUTERS) FORMER LIBYAN PRIME MINISTER, MAHMOUD JIBRIL, SHAKING HANDS WITH FORMER U.S. DEPUTY SECRETARY OF STATE WILLIAM BURNS CAIRO, EGYPT (MAY 22, 2018) (REUTERS) JIBRIL SITTING IN OFFICE LIBYAN AND NATIONAL FORCES ALLIANCE (NFA) FLAGS (SOUNDBITE) (English) FORMER LIBYAN PRIME MINISTER, MAHMOUD JIBRIL, SAYING: "I don't think from my point of view, I don't think running an election in 2018 is a realistic option. The country is still not ready, more unity is needed, more consensus is needed, more acceptance of each other as Libyans is needed, more assurances that nobody will be excluded from his share of the wealth of the country is needed. These are the issues that divide the Libyans today." JIBRIL SITTING IN OFFICE TRIPOLI, LIBYA (FILE - JULY 14, 2012) (REUTERS) EXTERIOR OF THE NATIONAL FORCES ALLIANCE (NFA) HEADQUARTERS
- Keywords: COVID-19 Jibril dies from coronavirus Libya Libya revolution Mahmoud Jibril coronavirus
- Reuters ID: LVA001C87QLVR
- Location: CAIRO, EGYPT AND TRIPOLI, LIBYA
- City: CAIRO, EGYPT AND TRIPOLI, LIBYA
- Country: Libya
- Duration: 00:01:01
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Topics: Health/Medicine
- Story Text:Mahmoud Jibril, who abandoned Muammar Gaddafi to become Libya's rebel prime minister during the 2011 revolution, died on Sunday (April 5) after contracting the coronavirus, an aide and his party said.
Jibril was interim leader until the country held its first free elections in four decades in 2012, following the toppling of Gaddafi the year before. He died in a private hospital in Cairo where he had been treated since contracting the virus late last month, said the aide, Fawzi Ammar.
Jibril, who was in his late 60s, had mainly lived in Egypt in recent years after losing power. A former technocrat in Gaddafi's regime, he was sidelined following the 2012 election and the passing of a law which banned former Gaddafi officials from public office.
Before Jibril passed away, Libya's internationally recognized government in Tripoli had confirmed 18 coronavirus cases in the country and one death.
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