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The Washington Post: Montenegro has a new government

Published date: 30.12.2010 13:06 | Author: PR Bureau

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The Washington Post: Montenegro has a new government

 December 29, 2010

(The Associated Press)
Lawmakers in Montenegro have approved a new prime minister and his government after last week's resignation of veteran premier Milo Djukanovic.

Igor Luksic's Cabinet won support on Wednesday from 46 deputies in the 81-member assembly. Opposition lawmakers voted no and demanded an early election.

Luksic, a 34-year-old economy expert and former finance minister, is a close ally of Djukanovic who ruled Montenegro for 20 years, steering the country peacefully to independence and to EU membership candidacy.

Luksic's reshuffled Cabinet has five new ministers. He has said he will follow Djukanovic's course and boost reforms.

Djukanovic has denied opposition allegations that he resigned under European Union pressure over crime and corruption allegations.