Libya names new central bank governor-Jana

Sat Apr 2, 2011 1:19pm GMT
 

TUNIS, April 2 (Reuters) - Libya appointed a new central bank governor on Saturday, the official Jana news agency reported.

Mohammed al Zarroug Rajab was sworn in as the governor of the Libyan Central Bank, Jana said, adding his appointment would take effect immediately and his term would last until the next meeting of Libya's General People's Congress, or parliament.

Libyan state television broadcast footage of him taking an oath and shaking hands with Libyan officials.

Jana gave no other details about the appointment nor about his predecessor at the central bank, Farhat Omar Bin Guidara.

Last month a government official said Libyan Finance Minister Abdulhafid Zlitni had temporarily taken over as head of the central bank because Bin Guidara was abroad. [ID:nLDE7272EI]

(Reporting by Joseph Nasr; Writing by Marie-Louise Gumuchian)

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