Abbas swears in new Palestinian cabinet =.
Acting Prime Minister Salam Fayyad remained in his post.
Fayyad gave up the Finance Ministry to Nabil Qassis, a Christian and former president of the West Bank's Birzeit University.
Fayyad, an internationally respected economist, had held that portfolio almost uninterruptedly since 2003.
Twenty-four ministers took the oath, nine of whom are new, while 15 others kept their old portfolios.
--SPA 20:54 LOCAL TIME 17:54 GMT
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|Date:||May 16, 2012|
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