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Libyan parliament approves new Cabinet

TRIPOLI, Libya — Libya’s Parliament on Wednesday approved the country’s new Cabinet in a vote of confidence, a spokesman said, but armed protesters cut the main road leading to the Parliament, vowing not to leave until members of the ousted regime of dictator Moammar Khadafy are excluded from political life.

Omar Humidan said five of the 27 ministers would be reconsidered after concerns were raised over their ties to the deposed regime.

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That was not good enough for the protesters, who tried to storm the Parliament building but were turned back by security forces firing in the air. Then they camped outside the convention center that houses the Parliament sessions. The disruption was the second in as many days by protesters, some in pickup trucks mounted with machine guns and antiaircraft pieces.

‘‘The fruits of the revolution have been harvested by regime remnants,’’ said Younis Mohammed.

‘‘We want all members of the old regime to be isolated,’’ he added, referring to the National Integrity Agency tasked with filtering lists of officials from Khadafy’s regime. ‘‘It is not possible that those who fought on the fronts are now under control of the same people they were fighting against,’’ he said.

The Wednesday vote approving the Cabinet was 105 in favor, 9 against, and 18 abstentions, after Parliament’s main political blocs gave their support to the new prime minister, Ali Zidan.

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