SKOPJE, Macedonia, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Macedonia's conservative coalition government of Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski was installed Monday for a 4-year-term.
Gruevski, 35, leader of the nationalist Internal Macedonian Revolutionary Organization-Democratic Party for Macedonian National Unity, formally moved into the office of the prime minister Sunday to replace former leftist Prime Minister Vlado Buckovski, Macedonian media reported.
A coalition of conservative parties won parliamentary elections July 5 in Macedonia's fifth election since the country of 2 million people seceded from the Yugoslav federation in 1991.
The 120-seat Macedonian parliament, after a 2-day debate, approved the new government of Gruevski late Saturday night by a 68-22 vote with no abstentions, Macedonia's MRT radio-television said.
A two-party coalition of ethnic-Albanians, who won 17 parliamentary seats in the election, protested against the new ruling coalition's decision to omit any of its members from being selected for senior positions, the Macedonian MIA information agency said.
Ethnic Albanians make up about 25 percent of the country's population.