Official: Libyan Parliament Approves New Cabinet

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) -- The spokesman of Libya's parliament says the house has approved the country's new Cabinet in a vote of confidence.
Omar Humidan said five of the 27 ministers would be reconsidered after concerns were raised over their ties to the deposed regime of dictator Moammar Gadhafi. The vote was 105 in favor, nine against and 18 abstentions.
Protesters disrupted the session for a second day in a row, complaining about the makeup of the Cabinet. Unlike the day before, security forces firing rifles in the air kept the protesters out of the building Wednesday.
Prime Minister Ali Zidan said he tried to strike a geographical balance in the new Cabinet.
Libyans are trying to reverse practices of the Gadhafi regime, including marginalization of many cities.

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