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Albanian Parliament Elects New President


http://gdb.rferl.org/40075855-DDC4-4B7D-A7AB-F23E50AFA9C4_w203.jpg --> http://gdb.rferl.org/40075855-DDC4-4B7D-A7AB-F23E50AFA9C4_mw800_mh600.jpg Bamir Topi was the ruling party's candidate (file photo) (epa) July 21, 2007 -- Albanian parliament on July 20 elected Bamir Topi, deputy leader of the governing Democratic Party, as Albania's new president.


Topi, a biologist by profession, replaces outgoing President Alfred Moisiu, who was elected five years ago.

Lawmakers cast 85 votes for Topi, one more than required in the 140-seat parliament to elect a president in Albania.


(AP, AFP)

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