Tripoli lawmakers have sacked Omar al-Hassi, the prime minister of Libya's rival government. Libya currently has two parliaments, one with Islamist backing, and the internationally-recognized other in Tobruk.
A spokesman for the Tripoli government, Omar Humeidan, confirmed on Tuesday that the General Government Congress was without a leader.
Humeidan indicated that the sacking of Prime Minister al-Hassi was not expected to disrupt government operations.
"The head of government was dismissed by the parliament in a vote...that was backed by the rest of the ministers," a lawmaker, speaking on the condition of anonymity, told the AFP news agency separately.
Details behind al-Hassi's dismal were unclear, with early media reports suggesting he had lied to lawmakers about government revenues.
Unrest following the overthrow of Moammar Gadhafi's government in 2011 later led to a political split when the Islamist Fajr Libya militia coalition seized Tripoli three years later and installed a rival government.
A group of lawmakers subsequently fled to the country's eastern city of Tobruk and set up a new parliament which is recognized by the international community.
The government in Tobrukwithdrew from UN-brokered peace talks
with Tripoli last week.
kms/jr (AP, AFP)