The Albanian parliament backed Prime Minister Sali Berisha's new coalition cabinet after a debate. The vote, held late Wednesday shortly before midnight, was 74 in favour and one against.
Berisha's centre-right Democratic Party won 70 of the 140 seats in the one-house Assembly in June 28 elections.
He forged an alliance with the former Albanian premier's Socialist Party for Integration, which won four seats.
The opposition Socialist Party with 65 seats boycotted the debate on the new cabinet, claiming vote violations.
Last Mod: 17 Eylül 2009, 16:07