Awad al-Baraasi

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Awad Al-Baraasi
عوض البرعصي
Second Deputy Prime Minister of Libya
In office
14 November 2012 – 4 August 2013
President Mohamed Yousef el-Magariaf
Prime Minister Ali Zeidan
Preceded by Mustafa A.G. Abushagur
Personal details
Born (1966-06-28) 28 June 1966 (age 51)
Benghazi, Libya
Nationality Libyan
Political party Justice and Construction Party
Alma mater University of Benghazi (B.A)
University of Waterloo (M.A.)
University of British Columbia (Ph.D.)
Profession Electrical Engineering

Awad Ibraik Ibrahim Al-Baraasi (Arabic (عوض ابريك ابراهيم البرعصي) (born 28 June 1966) is a professor in Electrical Engineering and Libyan politician.


Baraasi was born in the city of Benghazi on 28 June 1966. He was named electricity and renewable energy minister on 22 November 2011 by Abdurrahim El-Keib.[1]

He served as the vice president of the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority before returning to Libya during the revolution.[2] He briefly acted as the deputy prime minister from 4 November 2012 to 4 August 2013.[3]


  1. ^ "Declaration of the new transitional government in Libya". FANA (in Arabic). [permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "The contenders for Prime Minister: Dr Ibrahim Awad Barasi". Libya Herald. 7 September 2012. 
  3. ^ Mohamed, Esam (4 August 2013). "Libyan deputy PM resigns citing 'policy failure'". USA Today. Tripoli. AP. Retrieved 4 August 2013.