CAIRO (AP) — A Libyan lawmaker and television stations are saying that the country's outgoing parliament has voted to sack the current government and name a new one.
The decision Monday leaves the country with two rival parliaments and governments.
The outgoing Islamist-dominated parliament in Tripoli refuses to recognize the parliament elected in June, which is controlled by non-Islamists.
The newly-elected parliament meets in the eastern city of Tobruk because of militia infighting in Tripoli and the country's second-largest city, Benghazi.
Libyan television station Alharar and a lawmaker in Tripoli said the parliament voted unanimously to appoint a new "national salvation government" headed by Omar al-Hassi, a university professor.
That parliament had previously tried to sack the current head of the interim government, Abdullah al-Thinni. But Libya's constitutional court declared the move unconstitutional.