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New Albanian Government Formally Sworn-In

Sali Berisha (file photo) 11 September 2005 (RFE/RL) -- The new Albanian government of Prime Minister Sali Berisha was formally sworn-in a day after his cabinet and program were approved by parliament.

President Alfred Moisiu said at today's swearing-in ceremony that holding the political rotation in a calm and peaceful manner is a great step forward for Albania.

Moisiu last week formally declared Berisha prime minister after his party won the 3 July parliamentary elections.

Berisha was the first postcommunist president of Albania, serving from 1992 to 1997.