TOBRUK, Libya, Feb 10 (Reuters) - Libya's parliamentspokesman on Thursday declared Fathi Bashagha as the new interimprime minister after a rival candidate withdrew, but it was notclear if the chamber had held a vote.

The incumbent, Abdulhamid al-Dbeibah, has said he does notrecognise the parliament's attempt to remove him, that hisgovernment remains valid and that he will not step down.

(Reporting by Ayman al-Warfali, writing by Angus McDowall;Editing by Jon Boyle) ((; Reuters