03/05/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Libyan Leader Gaddafi Elected New African Union Chairman

Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has been elected as the new chairman of the 53-nation African Union. He was elected by delegates at the AU summit in Ethiopia on Monday. He was widely tipped to get the node but some members of the union were said to have expressed their misgivings about his nomination.

The 12th Au heads of states summit kicked off in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia prioritizing the issue of forming the Union Government of Africa.

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